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Brooklyn, New York City

Gowanus Rezoning Moving Forward: Could Bring 8,000 New Apartments to Brooklyn

A controversial zoning—one of the last of a de Blasio administration that has rezoned parts of every borough in the city—last week cleared a key City Council committee.

November 14, 2021 - Gothamist


The Inclusionary Zoning Debate

New York City's groundbreaking Mandatory Inclusionary Housing Program will turn five years old in March. While some call for the program to be eliminated, others defend it.

January 13, 2021 - City Limits

Manhattan, New York City, New York

Five More Affluent NYC Neighborhoods to Upzone

In keeping with the goals of the Regional Plan Association's Fourth Regional Plan, New York City must continue its nascent trend of rezoning for more building capacity in affluent neighborhoods.

November 2, 2020 - Regional Plan Association

New York City

The Equity Case for Upzoning Wealthy Neighborhoods

New York City has completed a series of rezoning processes focused mostly on lower-income areas in the city. Here's what it would take to upzone wealthier parts of the city, and why the city should make it happen.

July 29, 2020 - City and State New York

New York Construction

Three Years of New York's Mandatory Inclusionary Housing Program

One of the more aggressive inclusionary zoning programs in the country has been in place long enough to evaluate for lessons regarding the effectiveness of the controversial affordable housing development tool.

September 30, 2019 - Commercial Observer

East Village

East Village Rezoning Falls Short on Affordable Housing

Enacted in 2008, a partial rezone of Manhattan's East Village and Lower East Side failed to deliver on affordable housing projections, falling short by 45 percent.

June 14, 2019 - Curbed New York

Hudson Yards, New York City

NYC Planning Head Defends Growth-Oriented Policies

Acknowledging anti-development sentiments currently simmering at an "all-time high," New York's planning director Marisa Lago defended de Blasio administration policies like mandatory inclusionary housing.

June 12, 2019 - Crain's Business New York

Columbia University Athletics

Rezoning Enhances the Changes Already Coming to Manhattan's Northern End

The New York City Council this month approved a rezoning plan for the neighborhood of Inwood, located at the northern tip of Manhattan.

August 23, 2018 - Crain's New York Business

Harlem River

Rezoning Coming to East Harlem

New York City has commenced a Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP) in the neighborhood of East Harlem. This would be the second rezoning toward Mayor de Blasio's goal for 15 rezonings.

April 25, 2017 - The Real Deal

The Bronx

On Deck for de Blasio-Style Rezoning: Jerome Avenue in the Bronx

The de Blasio Administration's next big rezoning push will occur in the southwest Bronx.

September 8, 2016 - New York YIMBY

Gentrification Concerns Sink Inclusionary Housing Development Proposal in Manhattan

Several publications were reporting the expected defeat of a proposed development project in Manhattan this week. The 15-story project was the first private application of the city's new Mandatory Inclusionary Housing policy.

August 17, 2016 - Politico New York

Rental Apartments

Spiting Mandatory Inclusionary Housing to Save Mandatory Inclusionary Housing

The question of whether New York City's new mandatory inclusionary housing policy should apply to a 17-story project in Manhattan could have wide-ranging implications.

August 10, 2016 - The New York Times

New York City Council Approves Sweeping Zoning Changes

Politico New York reports all the important details on a big day for planning in New York City—as the City Council overwhelmingly approved two controversial zoning changes to help spur the construction of affordable housing.

March 24, 2016 - Politico New York

Luxury Housing Is Not the Enemy

We can't build our way out of the housing crisis…but we won't get out without building.

March 18, 2016 - Shelterforce/Rooflines

Chinatown Residents Create Their Own Plan to Prevent Displacement

In a city looking to land use regulations for answers to an affordable housing crisis, one collection of community groups attempted to create a plan of their own.

March 7, 2016 - The Architect's Newspaper

Damage Control for New York's Big Zoning Proposals

One of the nation's most ambitious efforts to upzone neighborhoods in the hope of spurring more market rate and affordable housing supply is up for debate in New York City. A lot of people don't like the plan.

December 5, 2015 - Politico New York

Brooklyn Community Board Rejects Upzoning Proposal

The latest chapter in the ongoing supply vs. demand chronicles takes place in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood, where a community board came down firmly in opposition to new density in their neighborhood.

November 4, 2015 - DNAInfo

Explained: East New York's Big Zoning Changes

Some residents of East New York argue that mandatory inclusionary zoning and other changes proposed for the neighborhood will only help displace low-income residents.

October 15, 2015 - The Architect's Newspaper

Parking Requirements Among Changes in a Big Week for Planning in New York

Streetsblog NYC reviews new zoning and development rules proposed by the de Blasio Administration and finds incremental progress, not a major breakthrough, for parking policy.

September 28, 2015 - StreetsBlog NYC

New York Housing

'Housing New York' Would Invest $41 Billion in Affordable Housing

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the details of the "Housing New York" plan this week. The plan will guide the de Blasio Administration toward its goal of creating 200,000 affordable housing units in the city.

May 7, 2014 - New York Times

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