Chinatown Zoning Plan Meets Resistance in de Blasio Administration
No longer the haven for immigrants that it once was, today’s Chinatown is a hotspot for real-estate speculation and luxury development.
The Department of City Planning is calling for rezoning proposals in neighborhoods across the city. But community groups that have drawn up a detailed plan in one neighborhood are having a hard time getting the de Blasio administration to accept their vision for the future.
“We’d like to move up on the list of neighborhoods,” says Gigi Li, chair of Community Board 3, which covers Chinatown and the Lower East Side. “We’ve spent seven years putting together a very community-driven plan…Take a…….. Read More