C100 PR ZC 14-13 Penthouses

Laura Richards

Alma H. Gates, Chair of the Committee of 100’s Zoning Subcommittee, protested the scope of the new rules and the speed with which they are being rushed through. “These rules were proposed at a time when Advisory Neighborhood Commissions and civic associations were overwhelmed with the zoning rewrite,” Gates said. “This is a complex set of rules that can change the face and character of our city. They need a broader discussion than they have been given.” Gates urged residents to file testimony immediately opposing the changes and to ask the Zoning Commission to hold the record open and conduct public roundtables. The record closed on November 24, 2014.