Council approves Verizon’s rezonings

West 43rd and West 47th Streets sites upzoned. On November 10, 2004, the full Council approved without modification the two applications of Verizon New York, Inc. to alter the zoning on a 143,300 sq.ft. full-block site on West 47th Street and a 45,200 sq.ft. site on West 43rd Street. Both sites are between 11th and 12th Avenues.

With the approval, the size of the building area permitted on the West 43rd Street site increased from 90,400 sq.ft. to 542,000 sq.ft. and residential units are now permitted asof- right. Verizon plans to sell this property and consolidate its uses on the West 47th Street site. The West 47th Street area can now increase its permitted development size from 286,600 sq.ft. to 716,500 sq.ft.

For the Planning Commission’s consideration and the ULURP process, see 1 CityLand 21 (November 15, 2004).

Council: Verizon/West 43rd Street Rezoning (C 040249 ZMM); Council: Verizon/West 47th Street Rezoning (C 040250 ZMM) (November 10, 2004). CITYADMIN

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