Armando Moritz-Chapelliquen
Director of Capacity Building


212-747-1117, ext. 19

Armando Moritz-Chapelliquen is the Director of Capacity Building. He leads our Center for Community Leadership and coordinates with staff to intentionally build the skills and power of organizers, advocates, and the movement as a whole. Beyond a commitment to our members and coalitions, Armando enjoys spending time with his wife, refining his practice of the martial arts, writing poetry, and hanging out with his cat Coltrane. 

Armando's Blogs

August 9, 2016
As Crain's yesterday noted, the proposed Brooklyn Queens Connector (BQX) poses serious challenges to the industrial and manufacturing businesses along its potential route. However, the lack of zoning protections for manufacturing-zoned (M-zone) land leaves the future of the sector in jeopardy, regardless of whether or not the BQX moves forward.
June 3, 2016
On June 1, Crain's highlighted the various challenges food manufacturers face and the growing need for affordable space for viable industrial businesses. The lack of affordable manufacturing space and capital for small business investments are significant hurdles that demand immediate attention.
May 25, 2016
The City Planning Commission today voted to approve the amended application for a mixed industrial-commercial development at 25 Kent Avenue. As ANHD has written in  previous posts,  the 25 Kent Avenue development could be a bellwether of future zoning reforms.
May 10, 2016
As reported by Crains New York  today, May 10, the City's plan to rezone 14 blocks of the Greenpoint-Williamsburg Industrial Business Zone to a commercial / industrial mix has been scaled back to 1 block - the development site at 25 Kent Ave. This change demonstrates the significance of this local rezoning which has implications for the city's broader industrial land use policy, as outlined in the Mayor's Industrial Plan.