New York Yimby, May 18, 2021
This Monday, the City Planning Commission certified a major initiative to rezone Manhattan’s Soho and Noho Historic Districts. The goal of the initiative is to expand allowable residential density for multifamily buildings, spur the construction of income-restricted and permanently affordable housing, and increase available community facilities.
“Today’s certification is a clear win for housing, equity, and smart city planning,” said Jessica Katz, executive director of Citizens Housing and Planning Council. “To build a more equitable and more affordable city, every neighborhood must do their part. The proposed rezoning creates an opportunity for Soho/Noho, two neighborhoods with virtually no affordable housing whatsoever, to contribute to solve NYC’s housing crisis.”