East 96th Street: A Planning Study, September 1984

One of the first tasks was to conduct a study of East 96th Street with a view of recommending zoning changes (lower contextual buildings with affordable housing bonus) and other improvements. CIVITAS worked with community members on the Upper East Side and East Harlem to achieve more affordable housing in smaller scale buildings, improved streetscape, and traffic recommendations. Normandie Court’s design was modified accordingly.

East 96th Street: A Planning Study by CIVITAS and Buckhurst Fish Hutton Katz
http://civitasnyc.org/live/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/East-96th-Street-FULLstudy.pdf

It wasn’t just talk… There was also hands-on activity. Here CIVITAS members clean the 96th Street Subway Station.