Real Deal: South Bronx residents skeptical of de Blasio rezoning plan

The Real Deal | October 21, 2015

Trepidation toward Mayor Bill de Blasio’s mandatory inclusionary zoning plans is bubbling up in the very neighborhoods the program aims to help. A new report from the Bronx Coalition for a Community Vision outlines community fears that new development will raise prices and reduce job opportunities in the neighborhood. It also proposes making more
apartments permanently affordable, setting aside 50 percent of affordable units for local residents and requiring more community input on new projects. According to the report, 80 percent of South Bronx residents fear being displaced by the rezoning.

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