On April 5, 2021, the Department of City Planning referred out the Elevate Transit: Zoning for Accessibility (ZFA) Citywide Text Amendment (N 210270 ZRY), beginning the public review process.
The proposed zoning text amendment would establish Article VI, Chapter 6 in the Zoning Resolution to
create a system-wide framework for coordinating the siting and provision of transit easements for siting
ADA-access and additional station access on development sites that are adjacent to mass transit stations.
This requirement would be accompanied by targeted zoning relief to minimize potential construction and
design challenges. The zoning text amendment would also expand the existing transit improvement bonus, which provides additional floor area for developments providing transit station improvements, to other high-density areas in the city.
The Department of City Planning is referring this application to the affected Community Boards for 60 days. Community board comments or recommendations on this application should be submitted by June 14, 2021.