The City has begun its public review process for its proposed rezoning of the Lower Concourse area of the South Bronx, which was developed after over 35 outreach meetings through Mayor Bloomberg’s South Bronx Initiative.  According to the DCP website, the plan’s goal is  to, “rezone a 30-block area surrounding the lower end of the Grand Concourse, map a new waterfront park, establish a Waterfront Access Plan, make the provisions of Inclusionary Zoning applicable in the area, and other related actions in order to create new investment opportunities and open space in the underutilized but transit-rich Lower Concourse area.”

Bronx Community Board 1 now has two months to hold a public hearing and issue its recommendation on the project, after which it will proceed through the ULURP process to the Borough President, City Planning Commission, and City Council.  Learn more about the plan on DCP’s website.