De Blasio Unlikely to Hit Rezoning Goals

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Ken Fisher discusses the likelihood of the de Blasio administration reaching its rezoning goals before the term ends in a Crain’s New York Business article. Vicki Been, the deputy mayor of housing and economic development, acknowledged that it is unlikely that the administration will reach its goal of rezoning 15 neighborhoods before Mayor de Blasio leaves office. While seven neighborhood rezoning plans have been approved, several others are no longer being pursued and one was blocked in court while another was rejected by the local Council Member just this week. Opposition is based on concerns about over-development and gentrification  

"It’s hard to see a path for accomplishing 15 rezonings in the next two years," said Ken, "It’s hard to do these rezonings under the best of circumstances, let alone in a lame-duck administration."

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