Inwood rezoning could increase affordable housing, improve infrastructure | Curbed

The city’s new action plan for the neighborhood takes a holistic approach to big changes

by Zoe Rosenberg | @zoe_rosenberg

Inwood’s 207 Street station. (Curbed Flickr Pool)

Inwood’s 207 Street station. (Curbed Flickr Pool)

The city has released its plan to rezone Inwood, the third New York City neighborhood targeted under Mayor de Blasio’s initiative to build and preserve 210,000 units of affordable housing by 2020. The rezoning is just one facet of the city’s newly-released action plan, which details a four-pronged approach to create more affordable and mixed-income housing, bolster the neighborhood’s existing community, and strengthen neighborhood infrastructure. The action plan represents the first major public investment in Inwood in decades.

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One Response to “Inwood rezoning could increase affordable housing, improve infrastructure | Curbed”

  1. david f says:

    ‘could’ being the important word here. unfortunately, the ‘affordable’ housing that they are talking about is only affordable if you consider in the context of the entire nyc metropolitan area. the median income of inwood is less than half of that. what does that mean? that means that inwood will be forced to accommodate an influx of new luxury housing, which will heighten the instability of existing residents trying to hang on to their apartments in exchange for a set aside of a certain percentage of ‘affordable’ units that the average family in the neighborhood won’t even be allowed to apply for because they don’t make enough money. do: 1) allow developers to build towers of luxury housing that will heighten the existing crisis of landlord harassment and illegal rent upcharges 2) subsidize ‘affordable’ units in the neighborhood for rich people. currently, we’re the last working class neighborhood in manhattan — this plan would obliterate the existing community through massive displacement and explosive gentrification.

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