A de Blasio administration proposal requiring developers to include affordable apartments in their market-rate projects includes a legislative escape hatch that critics say would let builders too easily dodge the mandate.
The mandatory inclusionary housing policy is meeting opposition as it moves through the public-review process. Should the City Council approve it, developers would be required to devote up to a third of new projects' apartments in the city's affordable-housing program if the value of their property is increased by the city allowing more floor space or a change of use.
The proposal, which aims to shift the burden of building affordable housing to the private sector, also includes a passage describing when mandatory inclusionary housing isn't actually mandatory. If developers believe that the affordable housing would prevent them from making a reasonable profit, they can appeal and have the requirements reduced or eliminated.
And on top of this, people are asking where the Environmental Impact Statement is for this plan.
Wednesday, December 9, 2015
Loophole for developers in zoning plan
Posted by Queens Crapper at 12:46 AM
Labels: affordable housing, BSA, developers, inclusionary zoning, loophole
Our Mayor is a piece of NY Crap.
The fix is in.
Hearing on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement is to be held on December 16th
"We don't need no stinkin' environmental impact statement"
The point is that the EIS is supposed to be available before the CBs vote, not after. How can you vote on something that hasn't been studied?
Our mayor is a duplicitous phony pile of NY Crap in addition being a huer for greedy sadistic hedonistic developers.
The point is moot when the land oligarchs have the money and the lawyers and a mayor and governor complicit in their dealings.
These are the benefactors of Citizen's United. Money is speech and these insatiable greedy assholes speak louder than all that don't have as much or not enough of it and never shut the fuck up.
This has become a city of impunity.
the cb vote is just for show
the community boards have no power
the powers that be will do what they want for themselves and their friends
The perfect legislation. It lets the Mayor pretend he's doing something, while containing an out for his real estate buddies.
Procedure calls for a "Final Environmental Impact Statement" ... they are still calling the document a "Draft EIS" ... what's up with that?
Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS)
The Final EIS consists of the DEIS, a summary of public comments and lead agency responses, and any revisions, including further studies, in response to comments. It must also identify the specific mitigation measures to be used, together with written agreement to their implementation from applicable agencies.
Once the FEIS is complete, the lead agency issues a Notice of Completion describing the action and the FEIS. The notice and a copy of the FEIS are sent to all those who received the Notice of Completion for the DEIS.
Before making a decision on the proposed action, the lead agency must adopt a formal set of findings, called a Statement of Findings, demonstrating that it has taken a “hard look" at the impacts, mitigations and alternatives. The lead agency must allow the public and agencies at least ten days to consider the FEIS before adopting its findings. The findings conclude the CEQR process.
View current Final Environmental Impact Statements.
It's not perfectly clear but it seems that if City Planning is the proposing agency, at least for a text change, then they can combine their hearing with the hearing on the Environmental Assessment. As it's been explained to me, it's a loophole in the CEQR process.
Thank goodness we have a decent leader like Melinda Katz to say no to the idiot commies in city hall.
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