Saturday, February 25, 2017

A new approach to big development?

From Crains:

Neighborhood groups would get an earlier jump on city development plans under a proposal being advanced by Councilman Antonio Reynoso, who organized a Friday convening of about 100 planners, housing group leaders, community board members and others.

The Bushwick councilman and Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer want to build in a community engagement process before the city's formal land-use review process to give the public a stronger hand in determining the details of local real estate projects. Such a change would require a modification of the City Charter, Reynoso said.

This would give neighborhoods a chance to account for new infrastructure needs, according to the borough president.

"The old model, wherein there's no pre-discussion, ends with community stakeholders just chipping away at the impacts of a project or worse, accepting concessions that have little to do with the project's impact. That's why we need to be smart and start early," she said.

Meeting attendees decried what they consider superficial community engagement processes and the city's project-by-project approach to development.


Anonymous said...

This is the Snowflake who thinks it should be legal for bicyclists to run red lights.

JQ LLC said...

A lot of these proposals and legislation signed recently, like this superficial plan and legal aid for tenants, is too late to do anything helpful for the people and the businesses that are being priced out. These democrats look as hollow as Trump when he addressed anti-semitism. It's just token pandering and mollifying that makes it look like they made an effort to foster progressive change and equitable living.

Good call last anon on Reynoso. Before he woke up from his oblivious nap and noticed a disgruntled and disenfranchised minority community consisting of his own nationality, he was pandering to frivolous spending, reckless bicycling, skateboard commuting hipshits. Fuck him.

Anonymous said...

"Community" meetings in that area means they want it to stay minority only.

Anonymous said...

You know developers will be lining his pockets.

Anonymous said...

Weasels all of 'em weasels...