Explained: East New York's Big Zoning Changes
Audrey Wachs breaks down the components of a policy proposal for East New York, announced last month by the de Blasio Administration. According to Wachs, the East New York Community Plan (ENYCP), paired with the Mandatory Inclusionary Housing and the Zoning for Quality and Affordability programs, has placed the Brooklyn neighborhood at the center of the debate over how New York can build more housing for its growing population. The proposed zoning changes in East New York represent an ambitious land use policy approach to housing challenges found in cities all over the country.
The article goes on to provide detailed, specific analysis about the Mandatory Inclusionary Zoning proposal and the ENYCP. Neighborhood representatives in East New York are concerned that the new zoning regulations will displace low-income residents, despite the mechanisms of inclusionary zoning.