Yesterday, as part of a city-wide initiative with a focus on midtown Manhattan and the Garment District, the Mayor announced a suite of initiatives that will facilitate potential conversions from office and manufacturing uses to residential.
The efforts, which will kick off this fall, include a study of the Garment District to determine what is needed to allow conversions and an interagency accelerator program which will serve as a “concierge service” to help expedite conversion applications.
During the press conference the Mayor, along with State Assemblyman Tony Simone, Borough President Mark Levine, and Councilmembers Erik Bottcher and Keith Powers, said that they would continue to urge Governor Hochul and the state legislature to provide support for these efforts.
You can read more about this effort from the Mayor's office or in the numerous articles below.
- New York Times: New York Plans to Open Parts of Midtown Manhattan to Housing
- New York Daily News: Adams announces steps to ease Midtown office conversions to housing in NYC
- NY Post: Adams wants to rezone NYC’s Garment District for residential use to ease housing crisis
- Archinect: NYC announces Midtown South office conversion rezoning to combat housing shortfall
- 6sqft: Adams announces Midtown South rezoning, plan to convert offices to housing
- CoStar: New York Proposes Plan To Create New Housing South of Times Square
- The Real Deal: Adams launches one-stop shop to speed office conversions
- Commercial Observer: Adams, Frustrated With State Legislators, Advances Office-to-Residential Conversions
- Bloomberg: NYC Kicks Off Plan to Rezone Midtown, Turn Offices to Houses
- Crain’s New York Business: Adams wants to rezone 42 Midtown blocks, boost housing citywide
- Patch: City Announces Study To Make Midtown South Livable