Rosie Comments on the Mayor’s Citywide Rezoning Plan

Rosie Mayor's Rezoning PlanWhile I support efforts being made by the Administration to create permanent affordable housing in New York City, I have grave concerns about the proposed citywide text amendment entitled “Zoning for Quality and Affordability.” The Administration’s proposal to amend the zoning resolution and lift height restrictions in communities that fought for and obtained contextual rezonings without looking at the individual needs or character of individual communities is short sighted and will have unintended consequences.

New York City’s diversity does not lend itself to a ‘one size fits all’ rezoning plan. Lastly, a citywide text amendment that would upzone entire neighborhoods and boroughs cannot and should not be fast tracked. A scoping session is scheduled for March 25th, but the Administration has not sent individuals to start a conversation in our local community planning boards.” – Councilwoman Rosie Mendez, District 2

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