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Why did the SoHo Broadway Initiative create the SoHo Zoning Guidebook?

The SoHo Broadway Initiative (“the Initiative”) is a neighborhood-focused business improvement district serving those who live in, work in, and visit the Broadway corridor between Houston and Canal Streets. The Initiative’s goal is to help foster a vibrant mixed-use community.

The Initiative began its endeavor to create a Guidebook toward the end of 2016, when the NYC Department of City Planning (DCP) and local elected officials appeared to be in preliminary discussions to consider changes to the zoning in SoHo. While those initial conversations with the City have not resulted in any action or a rezoning proposal as of this publication, the Initiative understands that the City continues to evaluate the SoHo neighborhood for possible regulatory changes. The Initiative created the Guidebook to elevate the community’s understanding of SoHo’s history and zoning, particularly along Broadway, so that property owners, residents, and businesses can meaningfully participate in future conversations if and when they do occur.

The Initiative hired Karp Strategies, an urban planning consulting firm, to lead this work in close collaboration with a committee comprised of experts, including Initiative Board members who have lived and worked in the area for decades.

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