NYP- One of Mayor de Blasio’s signature goals is to create or preserve 200,000 units of affordable housing over a decade. But though he announces every effort to that end with great fanfare, each soon runs into trouble.
The latest strategy to face significant opposition is his bid to leverage zoning changes.
As The Post reported last week, otherwise left-leaning community boards are nixing de Blasio’s rezoning deals. The idea was to rezone neighborhoods across the city to let developers build highrises in exchange for making many of the new units “affordable.”
So far, a third of the city’s 59 community boards have given the scheme a big thumbs-down — for multiple reasons. more