So far, the city has approved six of the 15 rezonings Mayor de Blasio thought he’d accomplish, with one remaining on the docket. Here’s a quick video tour through the communities that have been rezoned.
What impact have the mayor’s moves had on East New York, Downtown Far Rockaway, East Harlem, Jerome Avenue and Inwood?
Two years after a 20-block chunk of the peninsula was rezoned, the city can point to progress. And neighbors can point to some of the inconveniences it brings.
The mayor in 2015 set a goal of rezoning up to 15 neighborhoods in a drive to create more density and more affordable housing. Five rezonings have passed and at least three are likely to move forward in 2019.
Advocates from Buffalo to Brownsville and the LES to LA are voicing concerns about displacement. One local group has compiled a menu of policies to fight it.
The city’s announcement of a developer for one site and financing for the first phase of work at another encountered cautious optimism among neighborhood stakeholders.
There will be new tabs added to this tracker before the mayor is done, but it’s not easy to say how many.
The De Blasio administration has expanded partnerships with unions and amped up construction safety requirements, but advocates say the city could go farther to ensure low income residents access real careers in the industry.
Rent-stabilized tenants made a lot of policy wins last year, but advocates say there’s still more the state and city could do to fight rent overcharges in rent-stabilized apartments.
Industry and neighborhood advocates have concerns about the continuing conversion of industrial land to residential land, but the administration says it is carefully striking balance of ranging city priorities.