‘City of Cement’: Bronx orgs speak out against City of Yes for Economic Opportunity

Some community organizations in the Bronx are saying “no” to City of Yes for Economic Opportunity, the set of proposals that would be the most major overhaul of the city’s zoning laws since the 1960s.

The plan, which was recently approved by the City Planning Commission, is now headed to City Council — the final step in the approval process. But some worry that the plan will lead to overdevelopment that will run rampant through neighborhoods in the Bronx and now refer to the policy as “City of Cement.”