City Presents Comprehensive Rezoning Framework for Inwood | City Limits

By Jarrett Murphy

Ninth Avenue (Photo: Adi Talwar)

Ninth Avenue (Photo: Adi Talwar)

It will be at least another year before the discussion about whether and how to rezone Inwood reaches a conclusion. A meeting on Thursday evening, where residents roundly denounced the latest de Blasio administration proposal, suggested it will be a very long year.

Representatives of the city’s Economic Development Corporation presented the administration’s latest thinking on the northern Manhattan neighborhood at a meeting of Community Board 12’s Land Use Committee (Note: A copy of the presentation is embedded at this article’s end). EDC’s reps stressed how much they had listened and how much the plan had changed over two years of public engagement. But residents said their input had largely been ignored, and argued the most troublesome parts of the mayor’s plan remained unchanged.

“The perception of the community, like it or not, is all they’ve got is our input and they’re going to cherry-pick our input,” said resident Paul Epstein.

Read more: City Presents Comprehensive Rezoning Framework for Inwood | City Limits


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