• City Council members met last week to hear and debate aspects of Mandatory Inclusionary Housing (MIH), which is the first part of Mayor de Blasio’s plan to add 200,000 units of affordable housing over the next ten years.
  • Council members were apprehensive of parking requirement removals that follow senior and affordable housing developments.
  • The City Council also expressed concerns over ZQA’s senior housing proposals and their relation to building height.
  • Both plans and their proposed amendments will be voted on in the next month.

In its second round of meetings last week, the New York City Council heard Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration propose the second aspect of Housing New York. This time around, the Council discussed Zoning for Quality and Affordability (ZQA). ZQA would allow for taller residential buildings in some neighborhoods and create more opportunities for affordable senior housing, supporters say. On February 9, City Council members met to hear and debate aspects of Mandatory Inclusionary Housing (MIH), which is the first part of de Blasio’s plan to add 200,000 units of affordable housing across all five boroughs over the next ten years. Much as they did with MIH, critics expressed their concerns following the ZQA proposals. Specifically, council members were apprehensive of parkin...