East Midtown Precinct Study

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Kohn Pedersen Fox

11 West 42nd Street

New York, NY 10036

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On January 24, join us for a half-day forum on the recent progress and lessons learned from the East Midtown Rezoning.

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New York City rezoned East Midtown in 2017 to uplift its aging office district. Under previous rules, building heights were severely limited, deterring redevelopment in the neighborhood. After an extensive stakeholder process, the East Midtown Plan devised creative tools to balance new office towers with greater public benefits.

Three years later, several new projects are beginning to rise, including One Vanderbilt, Tower Fifth, and the redevelopment of 270 Park Avenue. In exchange for greater density, development now supports transit improvements, public space investment and landmark restoration across the district. How might the East Midtown Plan inspire future rezonings to tie public benefits into new development? How could its stakeholder process shape future community plans citywide?

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The Urban Design Forum promotes conversation between invited civic leaders, designers, developers and advocates. Attendance is available exclusively to Forum Fellows and invited guests.

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Lunch & Registration, 12:30 – 1:00pm

Lunch will be served at 12:30pm and remain available throughout the program. The event will begin promptly at 1:00pm.

East Midtown Plan & New Projects, 1:00 – 2:00pm

How should we balance historic preservation with the demand for new office development and open space?

Speakers: Jake Elghanayan, Dan Garodnick, Edith Hsu-Chen

Co-Benefits & New Development, 2:00 – 2:45pm

How might the East Midtown Plan offer replicable tools for other neighborhood rezonings to create greater public benefits with new development?

Speaker: Margaret Newman

Respondents: Michelle de la Uz , Bob Paley, Laura Wolf-Powers

Power & Politics, 3:00 – 3:45pm

How could the East Midtown Rezoning serve to define future community and stakeholder engagement in other neighborhood plans?

Speaker: John Shapiro

Respondents: Elizabeth Goldstein, Andrea Goldwyn, Adam Lubinsky, Raju Mann

One Vanderbilt Tour, 4:00 – 5:30pm (Sold-Out)

Tour One Vanderbilt and the Grand Central Terminal improvements delivered as a result of the project.

Speakers: Bob Paley, James von Klemperer

Due to limited tour capacity, we can only provide a single spot with each RSVP.

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11 West 42nd Street

New York, NY 10036

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