Managing editor Jeanmarie Evelly talks with housing and development reporter Sadef Kully about the Flushing waterfront rezoning, where developers want to create a 29-acre waterfront special district with 1,725 apartments and other facilities.

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A view of part of the Flushing waterfront.

Welcome to The Check In, a newsroom podcast from City Limits where our reporters and editors break down the week’s biggest New York City stories, and the reporting behind them.

This week, managing editor Jeanmarie Evelly talks with housing and development reporter Sadef Kully about the Flushing waterfront rezoning, where developers want to create a 29-acre waterfront special district with nine new buildings, including 1,725 apartments and other facilities.

The proposal has spurred both opposition and support, which was on display during a City Council hearing Monday that lasted more than eight hours. Much of the criticism has been centered on affordable housing: the developers are planning 70 to 95 affordable units, which opponents say is not nearly enough.

Listen to the conversation below to hear Kully explain what’s next for the plan, and how it relates to other city-initiated rezonings currently underway.

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