The city's capital spending will be more "thoughtful and coordinated" than it was under the Bloomberg administration to ensure that neighborhoods grow "rationally," City Planning Commissioner Carl Weisbrod promised Thursday.
City agencies' capital budget requests are in and are being reviewed by the de Blasio administration through the lenses of "equity, growth, resiliency, sustainability and geographic coordination," Mr. Weisbrod added during a speech at a Citizens Budget Commission breakfast.
The idea is to accommodate the population growth that city planners will encourage in underutilized areas near mass transit. Capital spending will be coordinated with residential development so that any influx of residents does not strain schools, open space, sewers, the transportation network, libraries, the streetscape and other public infrastructure.
Does anyone truly believe this?