ADVISORY: REP. ADRIANO ESPAILLAT WILL TOUR POTENTIAL DEVELOPMENT SITES FOR NEW 100% AFFORDABLE HOUSING FOR PROPOSED INWOOD REZONING

March 16, 2018
Press Release

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Sunday, March 18th starting at 12:00 p.m. at the 204th street and 10th Avenue, Representative Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) will tour the designated rezoning area and affected affordable housing locations in Washington Heights and Inwood. As part of his continued calls to New York City Mayor de Blasio to ensure 100% affordable housing during the rezoning effort, Rep. Espaillat has urged the City of New York to invest in the community with creating 5,000 new affordable housing units.

As part of his advocacy for the creation of 5,000 units of affordable housing in Washington Heights and Inwood, Rep. Espaillat has also called on Con Edison, one of the largest energy companies in the United States, to fulfill their commitment to Inwood by providing land for the new affordable housing units.

Sunday’s tour will begin at 12:00 p.m. at 204th Street and 10th Avenue by the Con Edison lot. Rep. Espaillat will continue to several designated locations, including a visit to the 620 affordable housing unit site located at 207th Street that will be developed by MADDD Equities.

The Congressman will be joined by New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer, Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer, Community Board 12 Chairman Shah Ally, and housing advocates during this event.

Locations will include:

  • A vacant lot owned by Con Edison
  • A parking lot owned by 207th and 9th Ave
  • A DOT-owned lot on 205th btw 9th ave and the Harlem River
  • Manhattan Bible Church
  • Church of St. Jude
  • Single-story sites on 207th and Post Ave
  • Parking lot on 219th and Broadway

Open to the public and press.

WHO:            Rep. Adriano Espaillat (NY-13)

                        NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer

                        Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer

                        Community Board 12 Chairman Shah Ally

                        Local housing advocates

WHAT:         Affordable Housing Tour in Designated Inwood Rezoning Area 

       

WHEN:         March 18, 2018 from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

           

WHERE:       Tour will kick-off at 204th Street and 10th Avenue

                        Con Edison lot

 

RSVP to RSVP.Espaillat@mail.house.gov

 

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