City Planning Commission approves Adams’ zoning overhaul for climate sustainability

The City Planning Commission on Monday approved Mayor Eric Adams’ proposal to overhaul the city’s zoning code to remove some barriers for environmentally sustainable development, sending the plan to the City Council for a vote.

The “City of Yes for Carbon Neutrality” takes aim at the city’s mammoth zoning code which the Adams Administration deems as hindering sustainable development and, by extension, the city’s goals to reduce its carbon footprint.