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B.P. Brewer says no to current Inwood rezoning plan and outlines protections for businesses, tenants needed to gain her support

NEW YORK – Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer issued her formal recommendation on the Inwood rezoning proposal working its way through the city’s Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP), rejecting the plan in its current form and outlining the protections for local businesses and area tenants that would be needed for the plan to win her support.

“Inwood is a vibrant, multicultural neighborhood with a huge amount of rent-stabilized housing and locally owned and operated businesses that provide an economic anchor for the community. Displacement is a threat that’s already facing Inwood, with or without a rezoning. One test a rezoning plan must withstand is how much it does to counteract displacement,” said Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer. “A rezoning could add sorely-needed new housing with guaranteed, permanently affordable units, but it cannot work unless it includes stronger protections and support for existing local businesses and tenants.”

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