Separate Entrance for Poor People?


Extell Development Company, as former Next City intern Raillan Brooks details at the Village Voice, is using a “workaround enabled by the city’s Inclusionary Housing law to help Extel (sic) collect on some major tax breaks and building allowances.” Floors two through six of the building will be available only to residents earning less than 60 percent of the Area Median Income, putting them under the “affordable” umbrella.

Now, get this: Those five floors are part of the exact same building as the luxury condos, but because of the separate entrance they could be legally designated as a separate entity.

via Next City.