NYC City Council affordable housing hearings present zoning modifications

  • 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).