Queens City Council Approves Plan to Limit Hotel Development

January 7, 2019

As reported by the LIC Post, City Council passed legislation Dec. 20 that will now make it much tougher for developers to build hotels in manufacturing zones.

The new law, which passed 47 to 1, requires hotel developers to obtain a special-permit—involving a lengthy public review process—to build in light manufacturing districts, known as M1 zones.

The Department of City Planning, which was behind the push to amend the zoning text, said it was necessary to make the change since there has been unfettered hotel development in M1 zones.

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