“Neighborhoods that are not bound by outdated zoning restrictions are more affordable and more accessible,” said Jessica Katz, executive director of the Citizens Housing & Planning Council. 

“The erroneous claims that the proposed SoHo/NoHo rezoning would make the neighborhood richer, whiter and more expensive are especially puzzling coming from the group that fought against the Elizabeth Street affordable-housing project to create housing for low-income seniors,” she said.