The American Institute of Architects has withdrawn its controversial proposal for seven zoning text amendments. Many community groups and community boards throughout the city opposed the amendments, both because they would have altered regulations for contextually-zoned neighborhoods, and because of the lack of community process that went into their creation.

According to a circulated letter from past AIA New York President Joan Blumenfeld and current President James McCullar to the Department of City Planning, this withdrawal will, “allow for more time for public discussion.”