NYC DOWNZONINGS CAN IMPEDE EQUITABLEDEVELOPMENT
"But some see the rezoning as tending to lock in the homogeneity of certain neighborhoods. Ronald Shiffman, a former planning commissioner, said: 'Whether intentional or through a lack of sensitivity to the concept of equitable development, downzoning in predominantly higher-income and white communities leads to restricted housing options for people of color and low- and moderate-income residents.'"
"Brad Lander, a city councilman from Brooklyn, said the city needed to ensure that 'communities are receiving their fair share of growth, across boundaries of race and class and borough.'”