Community-Initiated Rezoning Applications

Residents and community organizations of Two Bridges in the Lower East Side are successfully resisting massive new luxury development in the historically low income community, while simultaneously imagining–and enacting–their own vision for their neighborhood.

With the support of the Neighborhoods First Fund, TakeRoot’s Equitable Neighborhoods team represent Tenants United Fighting for the Lower East Side (TUFF-LES), CAAAV: Organizing Asian Communities and Good Old Lower East Side (GOLES) as they work with Manhattan Community Board 3 as co-applicants on a land use application that will transform the Chinatown Working Group Recommendations into land use law that will ensure that new affordable housing is built and protect existing tenants. 

Read our Pre Application Statement (PAS). NYC Department of City Planning deemed this PAS complete. We are now preparing environmental review materials that will be considered as part of the Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP).