From the Daily News:
Get ready for even taller skyscrapers and more densely packed neighborhoods.
Mayor de Blasio told a closed-door meeting of real estate barons Wednesday that he has no “hangup” about allowing them to supersize their developments if it means creating more affordable housing.
“As we get to know each other . . . I hope people hear me loud and clear that the only way I can achieve my goals is if we are building and building aggressively,” he said.
“I’m deadly serious about 200,000 units of affordable housing.”
Leaving no doubt what he meant, de Blasio said reaching his housing goals would require erecting the biggest buildings possible.
He called it a “willingness to use height and density to the maximum feasible extent. This is something I’ve said in our previous meetings I don’t have a hangup about. I think it’s necessary to do what I’m here to do.”
De Blasio made his remarks to the executive board of the Real Estate Board of New York, known as REBNY, where he was warmly received. His office later released a recording of the mayor’s opening remarks to the group but not his comments during a question-and-answer session.
Hey, Bill, for the past 12 years, we allowed towers everywhere. It didn't help the affordable housing situation.