West Chelsea/High Line Rezoning Plan

The West Chelsea/High Line Plan, adopted in 2005, is a special zoning district that establishes an innovative regulatory framework for new and affordable housing and the preservation of a distinct neighborhood along a transformed elevated rail line connecting three neighborhoods: the historic Gansevoort Meat Market, the West Chelsea art district, and the newly planned Hudson Yards. The plan, centered around the restoration of the 1.5-mile (2.4-km) High Line as an elevated greenway, features a transfer of development rights (TDR) scheme that has spurred the development of over 1,000 residential units and nearly 2 million square feet (185,806 m2) of commercial space throughout a 30-block area.