The Times reports today that the three City Council members affected by the 125th St. rezoning (Inez E. Dickens, Robert Jackson and Melissa Mark-Viverito), have signed off on the plan, after long negotiations resulted in a compromise.  According to the Times, “It reduces the height limit on new buildings to about 19 stories from 29; creates a $750,000 loan program to assist 71 small businesses that would probably be forced to move; and allocates about $5.8 million in improvements to Marcus Garvey Park.”

The story saved the community perspective for the end, throwing in this bit on the continued opposition: “Erica Razook, general counsel for Voices of the Everyday People, or VOTE People, a community group opposed to the rezoning, said the last-minute concessions by the Bloomberg administration only highlighted the flawed nature of the process.”

Unfortunately for opponents, the Council Members’ support virtually guarantees the plan will be approved in full Council vote.

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