A Proposed Rezoning Plan Threatens Small-Format Retail In SoHo

Last week, New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio and his administration released the details of a contentious new rezoning plan for SoHo. It comes relatively soon after multiple rezoning efforts in other parts of the city, some of which were pushed through after much controversy, like a 2018 rezoning of Manhattan neighborhood Inwood. Others were retracted after opposition, like an attempt to rezone Industry City last month. The rezoning plan would significantly open up the SoHo neighborhood to new development. While the initial plan was revealed months ago, only now are the full details of the city’s plan being processed by brands and community activists, with details emerging that have implications for retail in the neighborhood. Read more at Glossy.