July 24, 2017
A proposal to rezone the Inwood neighborhood of Upper Manhattan is still a long way from being complete, though more than 2,000 residents have already participated in community meetings and workshops in the past two years.
“There is a lot of mistrust over what rezoning means and what it means for this neighborhood specifically,” said Adam Meagher, city planner at the New York City Department of City Planning.
The current proposal excludes the streets south of Dyckman Street, which has been the focus of some of the highest levels of pressures from developers, including the Sherman Plaza project last year.
The proposal encourages housing and other developments along the waterfront, and also promises a “commercial and community-facility development” that can produce a significant number of jobs that have “family-supporting wages,” according to officials.
Next, the city will produce a scope of work which will then lead to more hearings, followed by an environmental impact statement from the city, before the city begins its seven-month Uniform Land Use Review Procedure process.
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