As DNAinfo reports, CB3's Land Use, Zoning, Public and Private Housing Committee drafted two resolutions against the city's Zoning for Quality and Affordability and Mandatory Inclusionary Housing amendments last night.
You can read Lisha Arino'a full report at DNAinfo here.
CB3 will formally take a position on the proposed text amendments on Tuesday night (6:30) at its full board meeting at P.S. 20 Anna Silver School, 166 Essex St.
The Post reported that, as of Monday, at least 22 of the city’s 59 community boards have voted against de Blasio's affordable-housing zoning plan.
Here's a summation of the plans via Capital New York:
The first of the two proposals would require that developers who build in an area rezoned by the city reserve 25 or 30 percent of their apartments in any given project for below-market rents. The second would allow an additional five feet be added to buildings in certain areas (as long as that extra height does not create a penthouse), would limit required parking for affordable housing in some places, and enable parking lots attached to affordable senior housing developments to be torn down to make way for more residential units (based on the notion that senior citizens are less likely to drive).
When asked for reaction about the Community Board opposition this week, de Blasio said, as reported by Capital New York:
"I am never surprised when a community board raises concerns and particularly local concerns. But we're going to keep moving full speed ahead to make these reforms, because we must create a vast amount of more affordable housing. We must preserve a huge amount affordable housing or else people will not be able to live in this city. It's as simple as that."
The plan requires advisory input from Community Boards and borough presidents as well as approval from the City Council.