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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of downzone.


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  • The Thomas Mayne design was praised by the Times in June, but it's not universally loved: it's become the poster child for Bowery residents who want to see the whole neighborhood downzoned.

    Inside That New Cooper Union Building

  • First, the developer would be allowed to build 2 units on the newly downzoned property “as of right”, then as a “bonus” the developer could build an additional unit and more FAR by simply hiring a licensed Architect.

    Build Blog » Raising the Bar

  • Under the plan, most of the streets within the rezoned area — bounded by East 13th on the north, Avenue D on the east, East Houston, Grand, and Delancey on the south, and Bowery and Third on the west — would be downzoned, and zoning bonuses for dormitories and hotels would be abolished.

    East Village Downzoning Moves Forward; Chinatown Activists Keep Up the Protesting

  • In 2007, the zoning on Myrtle Avenue was changed, making it possible to construct taller buildings on the thoroughfare itself, while the surrounding blocks were downzoned to preserve their residential character.

    NYT > Home Page

  • The brouhaha over the construction began in Feb. 2006, when the Homecrest/Sheepshead Bay neighborhood was downzoned from allowing roughly a six-story building to requirements that mandate a maximum height of about 35 feet.

    NY Post: News

  • A study on the impact of Bloombergs rezonings released by the Furman Center last month finds that 59 percent of the lots that have been downzoned by the city are within a half a mile of a transit stop.

    Gotham Gazette: New York City News and Public Policy

  • Further out in the boroughs, car-dependent suburban neighborhoods are being downzoned and preserved rather than retrofitted for sustainable transit-oriented urbanism.

    Gotham Gazette: New York City News and Public Policy

  • When questioned, desperately try to convince the public that the upzoned areas that you are putting before them are really being downzoned.

    Queens Crap

  • Lots of land also would be downzoned in the areas of Cain Lake, Emerald

    Local News

  • Areas that would be entirely downzoned include along Portal Way north of Loomis Trail Road and some areas of the Lummi

    Local News


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