Cord Meyer downzoned

Plan aims to end McMansion construction. On June 30, 2009, the City Council downzoned 32 blocks of the Cord Meyer-Forest Hills neighborhood of Queens from an R1-2 to an R1-2A district. Aimed at eliminating the construction of oversized single-family homes, often referred to as “McMansions,” the new district sets stricter bulk limits including a 35-foot maximum building height and a 500-foot maximum floor area exemption for parking. The original zoning set no height limit and … <Read More>

Cord Meyer-Forest Hills rezoning proposed

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Planning’s proposal would implement recently approved R1-2A contextual zoning district to reduce height and bulk of future development. On April 22, 2009, the City Planning Commission held a public hearing on the Department of City Planning’s proposal to rezone 32 blocks in the Cord Meyer section of Forest Hills, Queens. The proposed rezoning area is … <Read More>