Urban Waterfront Zoning: Using CZM Goals to Encourage Revitalization

by Holly B. Haff, New York City Dep of City Planning, New York, NY, USA,
Eva Hanhardt, New York City Dep of City Planning, New York, NY, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastal Zone '87


New York City has historically been a major port and waterfront industrial city. With changes in freight shipping and industrial development, much of the waterfront is no longer needed to serve these uses. Although local Waterfront Revitalization policy (stemming from federal and state Coastal Zone Management (CZM) programs) is in place, the policies are too broad-brushed are limited in their regulatory application. Project delays have become frequent due to the gap between broad policy and day-to-day regulations, such as local zoning regulation. To resolve these problems, New York City needs predictable development guidelines.

Subject Headings: Municipal water | Zoning | Industries | Freight transportation | Construction sites | Ports and harbors | Federal government | Project delay | New York City | New York | United States

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