The Adams administration has launched a plan to rezone large swaths of Midtown in an effort to boost the city’s housing supply. The plan would encompass 42 blocks and centers on converting empty office buildings into residential ones, an idea that has gained prominence since the onset of the pandemic.
The rezoning encompasses part of Chelsea as well, running between Sixth Avenue and Eighth Avenue and between West 24th Street and West 31st Street.
This area includes the Madison Square North and Ladies Mile Historic Districts. It runs between Fifth Avenue and Sixth Avenue and between East 23rd Street and East 31st Street.
The rezoning also includes the portion of Midtown South running between Fifth Avenue and Sixth Avenue and between East 35th Street and East 39th Street.
This area of the rezoning plan is known as the Special Garment Center District and runs between Broadway and Eighth Avenue and between West 35th Street and West 40th Street.