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Trading Parking Lots for Affordable Housing

Trading Parking Lots for Affordable Housing
Trading Parking Lots for Affordable Housing, 9x18 Scheme © Credit Peterson Rich Office/Sagi Golan via the NYTimes
9x18 Scheme © Credit Peterson Rich Office/Sagi Golan via the NYTimes

The cost of living in New York has skyrocketed over the years, causing one of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s biggest challenges to be the integration of affordable housing. Considering this, architecture critic Michael Kimmelman has spotlighted a plan that suggests trading parking lots for micro housing units. Envisioned by three young architects at the Institute for Public Architecture, the “9x18” scheme has the potential to transform the city by capitalizing on outdated zoning regulations that would unleash more than 20.3 million square feet of usable space. Read more here on the New York Times.

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Cite: Karissa Rosenfield. "Trading Parking Lots for Affordable Housing" 17 Sep 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/549327/trading-parking-lots-for-affordable-housing/> ISSN 0719-8884

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