Tuesday, December 1, 2015

December 2015 Forum

Understanding Mayor DeBlasio’s Up-Zoning Plan

Date: Wednesday December 2, 2015:
Time: 6:30 to 9:00 PM
Place:  Red Oak Apartments 135 West 106th Street between Amsterdam and Columbus Avenues       

An Expert Panel drawn from the Upper West Side will explain this complex plan and answer your questions.

Page Crowley, Co-Chair Land Use Committee, CB7
Richard Lewis, Chair Housing Committee, CB12
Hon. Walter South,  Land Use Committee, CB9
Hon. Brad Taylor, Land Use Committee, CB9
Simon Thorsen, Housing Committee, CB9
Landmark West Representatives

It is almost certain that everyone has heard something about the Mayor’s proposal for the extensive overhaul of the zoning rules and property taxes for the entire City of New York.  As you also have almost certainly heard there is significant debate about the details of this plan.  Unfortunately, it is difficult for even the most sophisticated New Yorkers to follow the debate because of the complexities of our real estate market.  On one side it is said that the goal is to increase the supply of housing that includes the mandatory inclusion of affordable housing to provide for an economically integrated city.  Other voices point out that the plan will increase density but at the expense of affordable units.  Fortunately, we have a resource to help us understand this complex issue, our Community Board members with decades of experience on this topic.  Members of 3 west side boards will join us to share their insights into and assessments of the proposal.  This panel has over a century of combined experience in zoning and housing.

For further information: call 917-338-6415 or email PWPolicyForum@gmail.com