Chris Walters
Rezoning Technical Assistance Coordinator


212-747-1117, ext. 25

Chris Walters is the Rezoning Technical Assistance Coordinator. He provides technical and strategic support to member organizations and their partners organizing around and working on proposed rezonings throughout NYC. Chris received his Master’s Degree in Urban Planning from Hunter College. A resident of Greenpoint, he likes to spend his free-time hanging in the neighborhood or going on “subway adventures” with his two young sons.   

Chris's Blogs

July 10, 2018
The Inwood Rezoning – What Ever Happened to “First Do No Harm”?
April 12, 2018
The Jerome Avenue rezoning passed the City Council at the end of March, despite widespread community opposition to the very end. 92 blocks of Jerome Avenue and some cross streets have now been rezoned from primarily auto uses and manufacturing to high density residential districts.
March 1, 2018
Yesterday afternoon, members of Staten Island’s Housing Dignity Coalition (HDC) rallied on the steps of City Hall to demand deeper affordability for the proposed rezoning of Bay Street on the North Shore. Local residents and faith leaders explained why this rezoning will not serve the pressing needs of the community and called for a more inclusive plan that truly matches the incomes of families and households currently living in the area.
February 7, 2018
Photo via Bronx Coalition for a Community Vision
Today the City Council held their public hearing on the Jerome Avenue rezoning, and despite the weather, community members came out in force to make their voices heard. The Bronx Coalition for a Community Vision held a press conference on the steps of City Hall to start the day, and coalition members and local residents gave testimony in the Council Chamber until late into the afternoon.
January 23, 2018
Photo via The New York Times Magazine
It’s been hard to ignore the state of New York City’s subway of late, both in the news and in our daily (painful) existence.