The Newtown Creek BOA

Technical Assistance

The Newtown Creek BOA

What's in the water?

Making Policy Public

What's in the water?

Power Trip

Urban Investigations

Power Trip

Engage to Change

Technical Assistance

Engage to Change

What Is Zoning?

Envisioning Development

What Is Zoning?

What the Cell?

Urban Investigations

What the Cell?
    • Monday, March 27, 5:33pm

Introducing What Is FAR?

Introducing _What Is FAR?_

We’re excited to announce our latest tool in our Envisioning Development program, What Is FAR?  A companion to our What Is Zoning? Toolkit, What is FAR? is an online, interactive tool to help community members get a grip on the slippery concept of Floor Area Ratio. 

What Is FAR? lets you manipulate virtual blocks as it takes you step-by-step through the process of how Floor Area Ratio controls the size of your building. It also shows how the city applies FAR’s other building-size-controlling cousins: lot coverage, setbacks, and height limits. Our Zoning Toolkit was designed specifically for New York City, but What Is FAR? can be used no matter where you call home.

Click here for more information about the project and try the tool yourself!

What Is Zoning?

Envisioning Development

What Is Zoning?

Who Benefits from Community Benefit Agreements?

Urban Investigations

Who Benefits from Community Benefit Agreements?

New School on the Block

City Studies

New School on the Block

Grand Army Plaza

Urban Investigations

Grand Army Plaza

Lotto Zone

Urban Investigations

Lotto Zone

Engage to Change

Technical Assistance

Engage to Change

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

Urban Investigations

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

If You Can Make It Here...

Urban Investigations

If You Can Make It Here...