As the city predicted when the area was rezoned, most building going on now is for rent-regulated or ‘affordable housing.’ But there are signs that private movers and shakers are starting to shake and move.
We asked nine developers about rezonings, displacement and how they would solve the affordability crisis.
Rafael Espinal is putting pressure on the de Blasio administration to tweak the details of the proposed rezoning, as groups skeptical about the city’s plans put pressure on him.
The deal on the mayor’s citywide Mandatory Inclusionary Housing and Zoning for Quality and Affordability proposals means the action now moves back to neighborhood plans—and the decisions by individual councilmembers and developers that will shape the housing that actually gets built.
A process led by the speaker’s office and a community organization produced a plan for a denser East Harlem—but one offering deeper affordability than the de Blasio administration has proposed elsewhere.