A Letter from Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer Regarding the Department of City Planning and Zoning Issues

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August 16, 2018
Marisa Lago, Chair
City Planning Commission
120 Broadway, 31st Floor
New York, NY 10271

Dear Chair Lago,

We are writing to follow up on some tremendous work done by our community stakeholders and
advocacy groups in the effort to curb excessive, illogical development. All across our borough,
developers have found numerous novel workarounds to circumvent the limitations we commonly
understood to apply to them under zoning. The resulting out-of-context buildings have spurred
community organizing like never before, as everyday residents have committed significant time and
resources to highlighting arcane but deeply impactful issues in our zoning rules.

To read more of President Brewer’s letter, click here.