Mayor Bill de Blasio is one step closer to realizing his goal of adding tens of thousands of units of affordable housing in New York City, after a key panel passed the city’s plan to rezone a swath of industrial properties surrounding the Gowanus Canal.

In a near-unanimous vote Tuesday morning, nine of the city’s 10 City Planning Commission (CPC) members approved a measure to rezone an 82-block swath along Fourth Avenue, between Atlantic Avenue and 15th Street in Gowanus, Brooklyn. (One commissioner abstained.) 

Mayor Bill de Blasio is one step closer to realizing his goal of adding tens of thousands of units of affordable housing in New York City, after a key panel passed the city’s plan to rezone a swath of industrial properties surrounding the Gowanus Canal .

In a near-unanimous vote […]

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