Six months after the passage of the Downtown Far Rockaway rezoning, long-dormant real-estate forces are rapidly cranking up.
Councilmember Francisco Moya, the new chair of the Subcommittee on Zoning and Franchises, says his land use priorities are rooted in his Queens upbringing.
A report, produced by over 40 organizations, elaborates on critiques of the de Blasio administration’s neighborhood rezoning efforts and proposes a set of citywide reforms.
Among the rezoning neighborhoods, Inwood was particularly at risk in several categories, according to a new set of metrics.
The revamped housing plan includes steps to implement many of the policy ideas proposed by advocates within the last couple years, though clear disagreements remain between the administration and critics.
An increasing number of communities are forming workforce referral systems modeled after the Lower East Side Employment Network.
Marisa Lago, director of the Department of City Planning as of March, reiterated the administration’s priorities in a speech to the business community.