Community Facilities

CIVITAS is a vocal advocate for reform of allowable bulk for rear yard encroachment for community facilities. A zoning amendment to bring the Upper East Side in line with what is allowed in other neighborhoods is awaiting certification by the Department of City Planning. CIVITAS sponsored an educational forum in 2003 on zoning for community facilities and is working with Community Board 8 to pursue changes to benefit residential mid-blocks, particularly with respect to protecting existing rear yards.