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

August 22, 2017
Yesterday afternoon the City Planning Commission kicked off the Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP) for the City’s proposed Jerome Avenue rezoning, beginning the seven-month public review process that will culminate in a binding vote by the City Council.
June 29, 2017
Last week, ProPublica launched a new tool mapping the number of rent stabilized apartments with preferential rents by zip code, throughout New York City. The results are eye-opening.
June 6, 2017
East New York and Cypress Hills residents came out this past Saturday for a Community Assembly hosted by the Coalition for Community Advancement, seeking to inform and engage community members one year out from a neighborhood-wide rezoning. The rezoning of East New York – approved in April, 2016 - was the first, and to date only, neighborhood rezoning to pass as part of the de Blasio administration’s Housing New York Plan.
May 22, 2017
Last week, Community Action for Safe Apartments (CASA) released a powerful new white paper, “Resisting Displacement in the Southwest Bronx.” Drawing on research, their own organizing experience and the experience of tenants in the neighborhood, the paper lays out the myriad displacement pressures Bronx residents face, the ways in which a rezoning would exacerbate those pressures and tangible solutions that must be put in place to alleviate them.
May 17, 2017
A crowd overflowed the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College last night for the Community Board 11 Land Use Committee's public hearing on the proposed East Harlem neighborhood rezoning. This is the first public testimony of the seven-month public review process, the first chance for the community to respond publicly to the City's plans and, most importantly, a chance for the City to show whether it is in fact adopting a community-based planning approach to rezonings.