While Economic Development Corporation officials said their plan reflects the feedback of the community, residents appeared largely to disagree.
Local officials and the EDC say the strategy they unveiled this week reflects a healthy amount of community input. But it’s still unclear whether the city’s rezoning pitch will ease or exacerbate some of the community’s deepest concerns.
Long-neglected Broadway Junction may finally get a makeover, but many details of the potential revitalization remain undetermined.
Call for lower height limits on new buildings, new infrastructure and affordable housing that favors moderate incomes.
The city has announced that at least 50 percent of apartments will be rent-restricted, and 20 percent will be for families making below $24,480.
Board members like some aspects of the city’s proposed rezoning of downtown Far Rockaway, but have concerns ranging from the impact of additional density on neighborhood infrastructure to a lack of clear labor standards.
Amid far less rancor than greeted the mayor’s first rezoning in East New York, the City Planning Commission certified the Downtown Far Rockaway proposal, starting the ULURP clock.
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The Economic Development Corporation seems to have slowed down the process for rezoning the northern Manhattan neighborhood amid a complex mix of support and skepticism among local residents.
The city could use its seizure powers to facilitate the redevelopment of Far Rockaway. But a law firm’s promotional material has alarmed many property owners who are not even potential targets, the city says.