Community Board 7, which covers Greenwood Heights, South Slope, Sunset Park, and Windsor Terrace, will be convening tonight (Wednesday, November 18) at 6:30pm to votes on the affordable housing plan created by Mayor Bill de Blasio. The meeting will take place at CB7’s headquarters located at 4201 4th Avenue (between 42nd and 43rd Streets).
The two proposals that will be voted on are called Zoning For Quality and Affordability and Mandatory Inclusionary Housing. They will address residential building height changes to allow for taller buildings, as well as the inclusion of both mandatory and permanent affordable housing.
DNAinfo reports that there are locals who are skeptical of the proposals. District Manager Jeremy Laufer explains that “folks are concerned that although it’s considered affordable, it might not be affordable for people in this community.”
CB6 — inclusive of Carroll Gardens, Park Slope, and Red Hook — approved the proposal, according to DNAinfo.
While Community Boards vote on the proposal, they only serve in an advisory role. The City Council officially votes to approve or disapprove the proposals.