Our Current Initiatives

Welcome to our most recent documents, testimonies, and announcements. Additionally, our current initiatives can be found below as well.

East Harlem Rezoning

Read Our Comments to the Department of City Planning on 8/22/17

CIVITAS supports aspects of the Department of City Planning’s (DCP) proposed East Harlem rezoning, including amendments that facilitate affordable housing and transit oriented development. However, this plan does not take many of the suggestions from the earlier East Harlem Neighborhood plan into account. The heights and densities proposed along East Harlem’s major economic corridors are out of proportion from the historical norm, and under this plan much of East Harlem would remain without mandatory affordable housing requirements in new construction. Read our full thoughts below:

CPC Argument 8-22 Final

CIVITAS advocates for efficient and accessible subways and buses, and safe pedestrian conditions to access transit and neighborhood amenities.

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CIVITAS supports uncluttered sidewalks, healthy street trees, and vibrant retail activity at street level.

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CIVITAS makes recommendations for clean air initiatives, access to healthy food, and environmentally sound development.

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CIVITAS promotes urban planning, zoning and land use policies that are sensible and sensitive to residential life in our neighborhoods.

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CIVITAS advocates for the landmarking of sites with historical, cultural or aesthetic value.

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CIVITAS proudly advocates for a holistic redevelopment of the East River Esplanade. Our vision plan takes both community and environmental concerns into account at the highest levels.

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