SoHo Zoning Guidebook-July 2018

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Looking Forward The SoHo neighborhood and the Broadway corridor have evolved, and the current zoning no longer reflects what we see in SoHo today. M1-5B zoning was never intended to support the variety of retail, residential, and office uses that now exist along Broadway. Some residents, businesses, and owners have turned to regulatory means to adapt. Others do not comply with the regulations. Uneven enforcement and market forces have encouraged these non-conforming uses to flourish. The SoHo Broadway Initiative created this Guidebook to educate our community and to help inform future conversations about possible zoning changes. What changes are necessary to help sustain and bolster this vibrant mixed-use community? As the SoHo Broadway community contemplates its future, here are some key questions to consider:


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• What are the opportunities for community planning in and around the Broadway corridor? • What current and future uses need to be considered, in particular, to respond to changes in the marketplace? • What regulations would reduce conflicts between residents and businesses? • And finally, what do users of the SoHo Broadway corridor want it to become?

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