City pushes ahead with SoHo rezoning effort in face of lawsuit

The city is moving forward with its effort to rezone SoHo and NoHo despite a lawsuit that a pair of community groups have filed against the process.

The Department of City Planning certified its rezoning application for the neighborhoods on Monday, officially kicking off the land use review process. The plan would allow for up to 3,500 new homes to be built in the area, 900 of which would be affordable. The section would be bound by Canal Street to the south, Houston Street and Astor Place to the north, Lafayette Street and the Bowery to the east and Sixth Avenue and West Broadway to the west.

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