NYC confronts climate crisis reality with coastal rezoning plan

Eight years after Hurricane Sandy devastated parts of the five boroughs, the City Planning Commission has introduced a new rezoning plan designed to shore up coastal communities, with particular emphasis on low-lying parts of Queens.

The Zoning for Coastal Flood Resiliency plan focuses on amending neighborhood zoning to fortify buildings and infrastructure as sea levels rise and threaten more than 500 miles of New York city coastline. The plan entered the public review period Tuesday.

Eight years after Hurricane Sandy devastated parts of the five boroughs, the City Planning Commission has introduced a new rezoning plan designed to shore up coastal communities, with particular emphasis on low-lying parts of Queens.

The Zoning for Coastal Flood Resiliency plan focuses on amending neighborhood zoning to fortify buildings […]

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