New York City Department of City Planning
Bronx, New York
Residential, Retail & Hospitality: Land Development
Environmental Sciences: Environmental Impact Statements & Assessments
Jerome Avenue Rezoning Environmental Impact Statement
For nearly 100 years, auto-related facilities and other commercial and industrial buildings have lined Jerome Avenue, the central spine of the South Bronx. As part of the Mayor of New York City’s housing plan to build 200,000 affordable homes over the course of 10 years, the New York City Department of City Planning (NYCDCP) selected STV to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed rezoning of a 102-block area along the Jerome Avenue corridor.
During its nearly four-year investigation, STV identified the implications of housing nearly 4,600 new residents along Jerome Avenue, as well as any potentially adverse effects to existing businesses in the area. The rezoning study analyzed socioeconomic conditions, community facilities, historical resources, hazardous materials, water/sewer infrastructure, sanitation, energy, and public health, as well as the impacts of construction, of several alternatives. STV also identified ways in which the rezoning could increase demand for open spaces and public services, and sought to mitigate potential impacts associated with traffic, transportation, air quality, and noise.
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