NYC City Council Approves Upper West Side Rezoning Plan

Law360, New York (June 29, 2012, 3:30 PM EDT) -- The New York City Council on Thursday approved a controversial zoning change to curtail the maximum width of retail space on three avenues in the city's Upper West Side neighborhood that supporters say will limit the spread of big banks and drugstores in the area.

The new rules, which go into effect immediately, limit new stores on stretches of Broadway, Amsterdam Avenue and Columbus Avenue to 40 feet of frontage, which measures the width of a leased space against the street it borders. The plan curtailed the...
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