The Midtown South Mixed-Use Plan (MSMX) will focus on Manhattan’s Midtown South manufacturing districts and strategies to foster a more vibrant, 24/7 mixed-use neighborhood. The study area is a job- and amenity-rich neighborhood where new housing is not permitted under today’s zoning rules.
The plan will explore:
Introducing housing, including permanently affordable housing
Potential for office-to-residential conversions
Preservation of important commercial and light manufacturing uses
Investments in neighborhood improvements
Over the coming year, the Department of City Planning (NYC Planning) will work with the local community on a plan to ensure Midtown South’s future success.
Starting in the fall of 2023, NYC Planning will connect with residents, local businesses, community-based organizations, and elected leaders to learn more about their priorities for Midtown South. We invite all New Yorkers to get involved. Stay tuned here for upcoming opportunities to participate online and in person.
sUMMER 2023 — Mayor Adams and Department of City Planning Director Garodnick announced the Midtown South Mixed-Use Plan to convert vacant commercial offices into permanent residential housing to increase the supply of housing for all New Yorkers
“We applaud the mayor and our local elected officials for taking action to address our city’s housing shortage through efforts to facilitate office-to-residential conversions,” said James Mettham, President, Flatiron NoMad Partnership. “In Flatiron and NoMad, we have seen how the combination of a thriving residential community, office-based companies, and a diverse range of ground-floor businesses create a vibrant 24/7, mixed-use district. Creating more housing throughout Midtown South will expand the economic benefits that come with mixed-use districts, while making our city more livable for more people.”