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Buffalo lawmakers to seek public comment on inclusionary zoning Tuesday

A special legislative committee of the Buffalo Common Council will hold a public hearing at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday on  a proposed law requiring that new apartment developments set aside a certain percentage of their units as affordable.

The inclusionary zoning measure is currently being considered  by the Common Council. The legislative committee will accept comments from the public during  the  meeting, which will be held in Council Chambers on the 13th floor at City Hall.

Proponents of inclusionary zoning say it is necessary because a real estate surge in Buffalo is forcing low- and moderate-income people from their neighborhoods. Opponents, meanwhile, deny that gentrification is occurring and that  inclusionary zoning would bring a halt to residential development in the city.


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