SoHo/Noho Rezoning Gets Green Light by City Council

During the final hours of the last session for the year, the City Council voted to approve the rezoning of the SoHo and NoHo districts. The zoning changes allow for residential and commercial uses in areas that had been zoned for manufacturing; and as a result, lifts the restriction of ground floor retail in SoHo, which as previously not permitted as-of-right in most of the neighborhood. However, a special permit will still be needed for retail space larger than 10,000 square feet and 25,000 square feet on narrow and wide streets respectively.