City pledges 1,200 affordable units in East NY in next two years

Plan includes new 1,000-seat school in Brooklyn neighborhood

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Jul.July 02, 2015 05:05 PM

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration is pledging 1,200 new affordable apartments in East New York over the next two years, city officials said at a Brooklyn planning meeting Wednesday.

The city’s pledge consists of affordable units built on public and private land and funded through city and state programs. More than three-quarters of the units will be rentals targeted toward families making no more than 60 percent of the area median income.

The plan, which also includes a new 1,000-seat school, is the city’s response to community feedback collected over the course of numerous meetings in East New York, according to Crain’s.

The meeting Wednesday was its latest effort in the run-up to the city’s formal application to rezone more than a 100-block area in the neighborhood. The rezoning of East New York could add 7,250 housing units by the year 2030, according to plans released by the city earlier this year. [Crain’s] — Rey Mashayekhi


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