On Monday, the City Planning Commission voted in favor of the city’s proposal to rezone parts of Inwood, in hopes of creating 1,300 new units of permanently affordable housing units, reports City Limits.
“Today’s vote marks another major step towards bringing transformative investment to the Inwood community while maintaining its affordability for working families,” said New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) Vice President of Public Affairs, Stephanie Baez. “We’re grateful to receive the support of the City Planning Commission and look forward to continuing our work with Council Member Rodriguez, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, and other community leaders as we move forward in the public review process.”
Last December, the city revealed its action plan for the rezoning, which will allow for new building height limits and require building owners who build on the waterfront to create publicly-accessible waterfront space. According to City Limits, CPC Chair Maris Lago noted that the City Planning Commission modified the proposal to make requirements for nonresidential ground-floor uses less strict.
The next and final vote in the Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP) will be held in City Council in July.