Despite criticizing developers’ use of “poor doors,” Mayor Bill de Blasio voted in favor of a zoning resolution change in 2009 that allowed a building to have separate entrances.
One of the provisions permitted developers of market-rate condominium buildings to separate several services, including entrances. De Blasio, as a City Council member, voted for it. A spokesperson for the de Blasio administration, however, blamed then-Mayor Bloomberg’s team for allegedly changing “the law to enable this kind of development,” as the New York Post reported.
City officials told the Post that the 104-page zoning change was overall beneficial and the provision was one of many.
“The resolution at issue was focused on helping more low-income New Yorkers buy their own homes and expanding affordable housing,” Wiley Norvell, spokesperson for the city, told the Post.