Developers, Attys Embrace De Blasio's $41B Housing Plan

By Kaitlin Ugolik (May 5, 2014, 6:59 PM EDT) -- Real estate attorneys and their developer clients are cautiously optimistic about New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's new affordable housing plan, lauding its concrete objectives while noting that regulatory and financial hurdles could stall some of the most ambitious elements.

The mayor unveiled Monday the highly anticipated plan, which presents a $41 billion investment in affordable housing. He pledged to encourage affordable housing development by breaking down existing barriers to density, from adding efficiencies to the land use review process, to making better use of subsidies and tax incentives, to changing the multiple dwellings law to allow for higher floor...

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