120-55 Queens Boulevard
Jamaica, NY 11424
The Queens Borough Board, chaired by Borough President Melinda Katz, will hear a presentation from the New York City Department of City Planning on its proposed M1 Hotel Text Amendment during the Board’s meeting on Monday, October 16 at 5:30 PM in Queens Borough Hall.
If adopted, the M1 Hotel Text Amendment would require anyone seeking to open a new hotel within an M1 (Light Manufacturing) zoning district to first obtain a Special Permit from the City Planning Commission. The goal of the proposed amendment is to achieve of a balanced mix of uses and jobs in neighborhoods and ensure that sufficient opportunities to support industrial, commercial, residential and institutional growth remain.
Since 2010, there has been rapid increase in hotels in M1 districts, particularly in areas near transit. Hotels may directly or indirectly detract from opportunities for other kinds of development, so the Department of City Planning therefore believes more careful thought about the trajectory of hotel development is appropriate.
WHAT: Queens Borough Board to Hear Presentation on Hotel Text Amendment
WHERE: Queens Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Boulevard in Kew Gardens
WHEN: Monday, October 16 at 5:30 PM
WHO: MELINDA KATZ, Queens Borough President
MEMBERS OF THE QUEENS BOROUGH BOARD
AMANDA EYER, New York City Department of City Planning
About the Borough Board
The Borough Board is chaired by the Borough President under the New York City Charter and comprised of the borough’s City Council members and the chairperson of each Community Board in the borough. The Board focuses on issues dealing with land use, development, public policy, budget, and other important matters with potential borough-wide implications. The Board hears presentations from City officials and others and, as part of the land use review process, is sometimes called upon to vote on land use questions that impact more than one Community Board District.