Public comments for: Inclusionary Housing-RPTL 421-a Rule Amendments

Comments

Comment:
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Agency: HPD
Comment:
My name Layla Law-Gisiko and I’m the Vice Chair of Manhattan Community Board Five's Land Use, Housing, and Zoning Committee. CB5 enthusiastically supports the proposed rule "to limit the zoning bonus generated by 421-a affordable units to usage on the same zoning lot as the building containing the 421-a affordable units." Manhattan Community Board Five long ago recognized several problems with the status quo and in 2015 presented our findings to senior officials at the Department of City Planning. (Attached for your reference is our slide deck). While the Department of City Planning still needs to propose a zoning text amendment to meaningfully improve the Voluntary Inclusionary Housing Program, HPD’s proposed rule, when promulgated, will increase the production of affordable housing in Manhattan. The rule will encourage the development of mixed-income buildings in R10 zoning districts that otherwise might have been built as 100% market-rate condominium buildings. CB5 is committed to the development of affordable housing and hopes that the proposed new rule will be adopted.
Supporting Document:
Agency: HPD
Comment:
My name is Eric Edward Stern and I served as chair of Manhattan Community Board Five's Land Use, Housing, and Zoning Committee for three years. I write to enthusiastically support the proposed rule "to limit the zoning bonus generated by 421-a affordable units to usage on the same zoning lot as the building containing the 421-a affordable units." Manhattan Community Board Five long ago recognized several problems with the status quo and in 2015 presented our findings to senior officials at the Department of City Planning. You can find the slide deck attached (CB5_IHP_2015_08_24.pdf). While the Department of City Planning still needs to propose a zoning text amendment to meaningfully improve the Voluntary Inclusionary Housing Program, HPD’s proposed rule, if promulgated, will increase the production of affordable housing in Manhattan. The rule will encourage the development of mixed-income buildings in R10 zoning districts that otherwise might have been built as 100% market-rate condominium buildings. I therefore hope that HPD will expeditiously adopt this rule.
Supporting Document:
Agency: HPD