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Community groups have been pressing the de Blasio administration to initiate a rezoning of both Chinatown and the Lower East Side based on their vision. In September, the de Blasio administration announced it would launch a planning process that could lead to a rezoning of just Chinatown.



Celebrating Housing Milestone, Mayor Addresses Deep Concerns About Rezonings

The de Blasio administration moved to answer concerns that rezonings, no mater how carefully constructed, can exacerbate displacement pressures in low-income neighborhoods.

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Will Rezoning Cause or Resist Displacement? Data Paints an Incomplete Picture

Some community groups fear that rezonings will force low-income residents out. City Hall says rezonings are needed to prevent further loss of affordability. Amid a lack of clear evidence, any risks of the de Blasio rezonings will be borne primarily by low-income communities of color.

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De Blasio Admin. Opens Door to Community Land Trusts

Responding to advocates who believe the trusts can ensure that today’s public investments deliver long-term affordability, HPD is seeking expressions of interest from non-profit groups.

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Where Mayor de Blasio’s Rezoning Proposals Stand

Twelve neighborhoods have been spotlighted for possible rezonings under the mayor’s ambitious housing plan. Here’s where the proposals stand.

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