Wednesday, February 20, 2013
NYCHA Chairman: Parking Minimums “Working Against Us”
tabloids and elsewhere, the lede was THEY WANT TO TAKE PARKLAND AWAY
FROM PUBLIC HOUSING TO BUILD LUXURY CONDOS!!!1!
But that's a bunch of nonsense. Breaking up superblocks, eliminating
surface parking lots and reintegrating "the projects" into the
surrounding city is good policy on its own.
Infill development is good policy on its own. That this would
generate revenue for sorely needed upgrades to dilapidated public
housing assets is icing in the cake.
Still waiting for City Planning to get smart and eliminate parking
minimums. Where are the free market libertarians when you need them?