The Brave New World (BNW) of Mandatory Inclusionary Housing (MIH) and Zoning for Quality and Affordability (ZQA)

The City Council recently approved far-reaching changes to the Zoning Resolution mandating “affordable housing” in connection with zoning changes and other discretionary land use approvals, and modifying other zoning regulations to facilitate the development of affordable housing.  Previously, affordable housing was encouraged but voluntary.  The zoning changes are complex and untested; they offer both challenges and opportunities to real estate developers and practitioners.    

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Caroline Harris, Esq.

Caroline Harris began her zoning career in the public sector, as Associate Counsel for the New York City Department of City Planning. As Associate Counsel, she was responsible for all…
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Howard Goldman, Esq.

Howard Goldman began his career as a land use attorney in Alaska in 1976, where he drafted regulations for the Alaska Coastal Management Program, handled environmental review under NEPA and…
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