Armando Moritz-Chapelliquen
Senior Economic Development Organizer


212-747-1117, ext. 19

Armando Moritz-Chapelliquen is the Senior Economic Development Organizer. Armando engages with member groups and allies to advance economic justice through organizing and advocacy campaigns. Beyond the cause of equity, he enjoys relaxing with his wife, philosophy, and 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.