The city’s proposed 125th Street rezoning seems all but certain to pass the City Council, as a key Council member, Inez Dickens, signaled her support for a modified version of the plan this morning during a City Council subcommittee meeting. The majority of the Council is expected to follow Ms. Dickens’ lead on the vote, which would allow for substantial levels of new development along Harlem’s main commercial corridor.
The subcommittee members are voting now, according to two people at the hearing.
The rezoning has proved to be a difficult win for the Bloomberg administration, as members of the community and others said the upzoning would accelerate the forces of gentrification and displacement already churning in Harlem.
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