Carl Weisbrod promises “thoughtful” capital spending in developing nabes

Residential development will be "coordinated" to ensure infrastructure isn't strained

New York /
Dec.December 12, 2014 02:35 PM

City Planning Commissioner Carl Weisbrod is promising that the city’s capital spending will be more thoughtful and coordinated than under the previous administration.

He also promised that neighborhoods will grow rationally, according to Crain’s. The Bill de Blasio administration is currently reviewing capital budget requests from the different city agencies and are being evaluated on “equity, growth, resiliency, sustainability and geographic coordination,” according to the commissioner as cited by the website.

City planners are hoping to encourage population growth in underutilized areas that are near mass transit, the website reported. Capital improvements and residential development will be coordinated to make sure schools, open space and sewers aren’t strained.

The capital budget requests will be subject to public hearings before a final vote in April.

“We want to make them meaningful,” Weisbrod said about the budget proposals, “They have been seen as irrelevant until now.” [Crain’s] — Claire Moses


Related Articles

arrow_forward_ios
NYC Planning Commissioner Leah Goodridge (Illustration by The Real Deal with Getty, Leah Goodridge via Twitter)
NYC planning commissioner turns Christmas Twitter troll
NYC planning commissioner turns Christmas Twitter troll
From left: Jake Elghanayan, Dan Garodnick an Maria Torres Springer (Getty Images, TF Cornerstone)
City officials say yes to land use reform, but face uphill battle
City officials say yes to land use reform, but face uphill battle
HPD's Adolfo Carrión Jr.  and City Planning's Dan Garodnick (Getty)
“The system is broken”: Staffing woes stall affordable projects
“The system is broken”: Staffing woes stall affordable projects
Fried Frank, City Planning, politics
Former City Planning chief Anita Laremont to join Fried Frank
Former City Planning chief Anita Laremont to join Fried Frank
Council member Kristin Richardson Jordan and New York City Department of City Planning's Dan Garodnick (Getty Images, One45, NYC.gov Department of City Planning, Illustration by Kevin Cifuentes for The Real Deal)
Harlem resi towers project heads to contentious Council vote
Harlem resi towers project heads to contentious Council vote
Dan Garodnick (iStock)
City Planning head talks 421a, easing into rezonings
City Planning head talks 421a, easing into rezonings
Gowanus & Soho (iStock, Gowanus Project)
Loss of tax break will deflate Gowanus, Soho rezonings, industry says
Loss of tax break will deflate Gowanus, Soho rezonings, industry says
From left: Edith Hsu-Chen, Dan Garodnick, and Eric Adams (Getty Images, Department of City Planning)
Adams taps new leaders for City Planning
Adams taps new leaders for City Planning
arrow_forward_ios

The Deal's newsletters give you the latest scoops, fresh headlines, marketing data, and things to know within the industry.

Loading...