Todo el concejo municipal debe votar sobre la solicitud de rezonificación privada del proyecto en Queens, lo que crearía un distrito especial de 29 acres con nueve nuevos edificios, incluyendo 1.725 apartamentos y otras instalaciones.
A public hearing on the controversial Queens development proposal took place this week. Fans see a potential to connect isolated areas. Foes fear gentrification.
An appeals court heard arguments over the annulled Inwood rezoning just days after activists sued over the approval process for the Flushing Waterfront plan.
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.
But key parts of the rezoning, which was shelved in 2016 over concerns about infrastructure and flight paths, remain off the table.
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.
Councilmember Francisco Moya, the new chair of the Subcommittee on Zoning and Franchises, says his land use priorities are rooted in his Queens upbringing.