Mayor Announces Inwood Rezoning Plans

Mayor Bill de Blasio, New York City Economic Development Corporation President and CEO James Patchett, and City Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez recently unveiled the Inwood NYC 2017 Action Plan, which outlines neighborhood-wide goals and strategies to address outdated zoning and rising rents, antiquated infrastructure, support for small businesses, workforce development, and access to the Harlem River waterfront.

A defined list of community priorities has been laid out through a series of bilingual public events, workshops, stakeholder meetings, and surveys, including:

  • Development of new affordable housing and preservation of existing affordable housing
  • Tenant protection from property owner harassment and unlawful rents
  • Easy access and connection to the Harlem River waterfront
  • Preservation of Inwood’s distinct built character west of 10th Avenue, while ensuring that new developments are subject to Mandatory Inclusionary Housing requirements
  • Investment in outdated infrastructure, including streets, parks, sewers, and community spaces
  • Increased access to quality jobs, workforce development, and youth programming
  • Support for local businesses and arts & cultural organizations