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Spec It Green Partnership

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New York City has a wealth of green building and retrofit projects which can be leveraged to grow local manufacturing companies and create jobs in distressed communities.
The Spec It Green Partnership will strengthen local green building supply chains, creating quality jobs and sustainable growth opportunities for small businesses.
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Annual construction spending exceeds $27 billion, much of which is green development, and City and State incentives have grown the building energy efficiency sector. Green building and retrofit projects demand advanced cost-competitive materials and technologies, but there are market gaps that...

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Tanu Kumar
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Inclusionary Zoning

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During his first term in office, Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced expansive plans to rezone more than twenty New York City communities – including the Far West Side of Manhattan, Greenpoint/Williamsburg, Long Island City, and parts of the South Bronx. As originally proposed, the plans were poised to generate more than 50,000 new units of housing, almost all of them for rent or sale at market rates.
Pratt Center co-led a coalition that successfully advocated for new affordable housing through inclusionary zoning.
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Pratt Center joined with community groups, advocacy and religious organizations to successfully advocate for the rezonings to generate badly needed new affordable housing for low, moderate, and middle-income New Yorkers, with the help of inclusionary zoning. ...

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Reforming NYC's 421-a Property Tax Exemption Program

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Pratt Center has played a pivotal role in reforming the 421-a tax abatement, available to developers in certain zones of New York City who sponsor the creation of affordable housing, to expand the program's reach beyond central Manhattan.
Pratt Center played a pivotal role in reforming the 421-a tax abatement to sponsor the creation of affordable housing beyond central Manhattan.
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Former director Brad Lander served on a mayoral task force evaluating options for reform of the program, which cost New York City $400 million in 2006 even while many developers receiving the benefit were not obligated to produce affordable housing in exchange.

As a result of a...

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