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New York Could Build More Housing by Moving Land Use Powers Up the Political Ladder

The biggest opponents of upzoning and zoning variances in New York are often local community groups. When developers request additional density, opposition typically comes from neighbors, and, less frequently, from citywide anti-gentrification or anti-development groups. Because the opposition is so localized, perhaps the right way to make it easier to build — and thereby reduce housing costs — is to reduce the degree of community empowerment, and make decisions at a higher level.

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