Bronx Coalition for a Community Vision - Policy Platform

Summary

October 21, 2015
The Bronx Coalition for a Community Vision (which includes CDP partner CASA) released this report, which includes a set of policy recommendations focusing on four principles for the development of Jerome Avenue: Real Affordable Housing, Good Jobs and Local Hire, Strong Anti-Harassment and Anti-Displacement Policies, and Real Community Participation.

The report results from collaboration with CDP and other technical assistance partners: Hester Street Collaborative, Pratt Institute, ANHD, and the Center for Urban Pedagogy.

The Bronx Coalition for A Community Vision - a strong coalition of union members, tenants, residents, autoworkers and faith leaders - has been working to make sure that the rezoning of Jerome Ave benefits the community. We’ve held 5 community visioning sessions and collected over 500 surveys, engaging more than 1,500 residents about the rezoning process. The report is a culmination of this process and a documentation of the community’s needs and priorities.

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Media Coverage

Rezoning Worries in South Bronx, Wall Street Journal, October 20, 2015
Residents, city discuss Jerome Ave. construction, Bronx News 12, October 21, 2015
South Bronx residents skeptical of de Blasio rezoning plan, Real Deal, October 21, 2015
Bronx Groups Issue Detailed Demands for De Blasio Rezoning, City Limits, October 23, 2015

 

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