Watch It Again: “City of Yes for Housing Opportunity: Impacts on Upper East & West Sides” with George Janes

Watch a recording of our online talk "City of Yes for Housing Opportunity: Impacts on Upper East & West Sides" by urban planner and zoning expert George Janes held on May 29. The event was co-sponsored by FRIENDS of the Upper East Side Historic Districts and Landmark West!

Under Mayor Adams' guidance, the New York City Department of City Planning has proposed a suite of zoning changes under the umbrella ofCity of Yes.”  The third phase of this initiative, Housing Opportunity, proposes zoning amendments to encourage and incentivize housing creation and address the affordability crisis in the city. George Janes's presentation covered both the scope of the "City of Yes for Housing Opportunity" and the specific impacts it would have on the Upper East and Upper West Sides.


Speaker George Janes is the principal of George M. Janes & Associates, a specialty planning firm. Janes has over 20 years of experience and often works with local governments, community boards, and community groups to help them understand how new development proposals, plans, and regulations will impact their community, or to them shape plans or regulations that serve their needs. Janes founded GMJ&A in 2008 after spending six years as Executive Director of New York City’s Environmental Simulation Center, a pioneer in the world of visualization and simulation in planning and development.

To be notified about our upcoming talks and events and to keep up to date with neighborhood preservation and land-use issues, renew or join FRIENDS as a member. Your continued support is the engine that fuels our work, and we sincerely appreciate it!