Upzoning SoHo and NoHo

The city has released a proposal to rezone SoHo and NoHo, claiming it will make these neighborhoods more diverse and affordable, as well as allow new development that is in scale and character for the neighborhood. In fact it will do just the opposite, allowing wildly out-of-scale new structures, encouraging the demolition of older ones, and encouraging the proliferation of big-box chain stores. Research by Village Preservation has also shown the plan would make these neighborhoods wealthier, less diverse, and more expensive, and would generate far fewer units of affordable housing than had been promised. It would also have a disproportionate impact on Asian-American and lower-income residents who will be forced out as their homes are replaced by new, bigger, more expensive buildings.

Village Preservation issued its report, Upzoning SoHo and NoHo: Why the City’s Rezoning Plan Will Decrease Socio-Economic Diversity and Reduce Net Affordable Housing, in March 2021, and will continue to fight for equitable, diverse, affordable neighborhoods that respect and preserve history and neighborhood character. You can help:

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Oppose the City’s Plan For Huge Oversized Development in SoHo and NoHo and Support the Community Alternative Plan

Updates

  • June 4, 2021

    First Official SoHo/NoHo Rezoning Hearings — Community Board 2, June 23 and 24

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  • May 28, 2021

    SoHo/NoHo Update: Certified Plan Contains Demographic Deception and NYU Welcome Mat; Community Groups Demand Electeds Reject

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  • May 19, 2021

    De Blasio’s SoHo/NoHo Plan Is Certified, Largely Unchanged; Public Review Process To Begin

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  • May 14, 2021

    Report Shows City’s SoHo Rezoning Plan Unlikely To Produce Any Affordable Housing

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  • May 13, 2021

    Tenant Advocates and SoHo, NoHo, Chinatown Communities Unite vs. Mayor’s Upzoning Plan

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  • May 6, 2021

    Rally for SoHo, NoHo, and Chinatown and Against City Upzoning Plan Monday at Noon

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  • May 3, 2021

    City Delays SoHo/NoHo Certification Without Explanation; Citywide Tenant and Housing Groups Come Out Strongly Against Mayor’s Plan; Neighbors File Lawsuit

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  • April 30, 2021

    Important SoHo/NoHo Updates — Opposition Grows, Mayoral Candidates Opine, Plan To Move Monday

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  • April 23, 2021

    New Images Show The Tip of The SoHo/NoHo Upzoning Iceberg

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  • April 19, 2021

    Long Lost Cache of Early SoHo Photos Raises Awareness, Funds to Fight City Plan

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  • April 19, 2021

    Pressing Mayoral and City Council Candidates on Upzoning and SoHo/NoHo

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  • April 19, 2021

    Community Board 2 Meeting SoHo/NoHo Upzoning Tonight

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  • April 8, 2021

    City, State, and National Opposition to SoHo/NoHo Plan; Community Board Meeting Wednesday 4/14

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  • April 5, 2021

    Preservation Petition to NYC Mayoral Candidates Gains Signatures and Supporters — Keep the Progress Going

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  • March 15, 2021

    SoHo/NoHo Teach-In Tonight at 6pm — Register Now!

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  • March 9, 2021

    Virtual Town Hall and Teach-In on SoHo/NoHo Upzoning Plan and Study Exposing Its True Impacts: Monday, March 15 at 6pm

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  • March 5, 2021

    Study: City’s Proposed SoHo/NoHo Upzoning Would Make Neighborhoods Richer, Whiter, and More Expensive

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  • December 8, 2020

    Community Board 2 Meeting on SoHo/NoHo Upzoning Plan Tonight, Tuesday 12/8 at 6:30 pm

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  • November 24, 2020

    Hearing on Scope of the Environmental Review for Proposed SoHo/NoHo Rezoning Plan December 3

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  • October 27, 2020

    De Blasio SoHo/NoHo Plan Even Worse Than We Expected

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  • October 19, 2020

    First SoHo-NoHo Upzoning+Rezoning Public Meeting Next Monday, October 26, 6-8pm Sign Up To Speak TODAY!

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  • September 25, 2020

    NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer Comes Out In Support of SoHo/NoHo Upzoning, Saying They’re “Critical” In Neighborhoods Like SoHo

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  • September 22, 2020

    Op-Ed Rejects SoHo/NoHo Upzoning Arguments

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  • September 16, 2020

    Confronting Renewed SoHo/NoHo Upzoning Push From Groups With (Undisclosed) Vested Interests

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