Community Board 2 Meeting SoHo/NoHo Upzoning Tonight

Mayor de Blasio is moving towardsan early May certification for his massive SoHo/NoHo Upzoning plan, which promises to bring huge oversized commercial and condo developments and vertical enlargements and giant big-box chain retail stores to the neighborhood, and incentivize the demolition of rent-regulated affordable housing (occupied disproportionately by lower income and Asian American residents) and historic buildings.

Community Board 2’s Land Use Committee meets tonight starting at 6:30 pm (originally scheduled for last Wednesday) to discuss the plan (among other issues), including a presentation by Village Preservation Executive Director Andrew Berman of our analysis that shows how the Mayor’s plan will actually make the neighborhood more expensive, less diverse, and wealthier, and destroy affordable housing, despite claims to the contrary.

April 19, 2021