Zoning Resolution – 1916 to Present

New York City has had three major versions of the Zoning Resolution adopted in 1916, 1961, and the current version revised substantially in 1989..

1989 Report City Planning Commission and 1990 Amendments.

1989 Report City Planning Commission 890808a MEDIA CAPTION

After the Chiasson cases holding that the Cabaret Law could not restrict the number or types of musicians, the City responded in 1989 by amending the Zoning Resolution and burying the restrictions against music and dancing. The report clearly acknowledged the purpose of the zoning amendments.