City Limits | by Abigail Savitch-Lew
On Monday morning, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. voted in favor of the Department of City Planning’s proposed Jerome Avenue rezoning with conditions. The Bronx Borough Board voted in favor—and each of the community board representatives involved in the vote have already individually proffered a list of their own conditions.
The rezoning will promote housing development along 92 blocks of Jerome Avenue and come with a suite of other programs and investments in the surrounding neighborhoods. The proposal is the fourth neighborhood rezoning sponsored by the de Blasio administration as part of the mayor’s affordable housing plan to make its way through the seven-month public review process known as the Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP). In that process, the affected community boards, borough president and borough board cast non-binding votes on a land use project. Next comes a vote by the City Planning Commission and a final, binding decision by the City Council.