By Rosalie Tirella
With the CT school children massacre, ICT delivery, have just got a look at this coming Tuesday’s City Council meeting agenda.
Seems all our housing questions and issues will be discussed and decided then. The May Street debacle. The update on release of government funds for our CDCs. And finally, a vote will be taken …
on A CAPPING OF BUILDING AFFORDABLE HOUSING IN OUR DOWNTOWN AREA.
At 10%. That is the cut off point for any new developments to be built.
Even the SUCCESSFUL Canal District housing complex, the one in the old Chevalier Furniture building has 20% affordable housing.
I was listening to an NPR show where the director of New York City’s Redevelopment Authority said the city of New York encourages developers to build 20% affordable housing units in new complexes, to make the city affordable for immigrants.
By enacting this urban version of snob zoning, we will be punishing CDCs, immigrant families, working families and young teachers, secretaries, etc.
10% cap is not endorsed by the development officer for the greatest city in America. She understands what makes a city great.
Worcester just closes the doors.
Our CDCs do 20.