South Jamaica rezoning begins public review

New York /
Nov.November 29, 2010 04:22 PM

The public review process for the South Jamaica rezoning in Queens is underway, City Planning Commissioner Amanda Burden announced today. The proposed 530-block rezoning — bound by Liberty Avenue, 108th Avenue and South Road to the north, Merrick and Springfield Boulevards to the east, North Conduit Avenue to the south and the Van Wyck Expressway to the west — would protect the lower-density character of the area while also providing opportunities for new housing and businesses. “Not only will this rezoning protect the many blocks lined with one- and two-family homes in South Jamaica, it will bring the innovative and critically important FRESH program to the neighborhood,” Burden said. The FRESH — Food Retail Expansion to Support Health — program, grants zoning and financial incentives for grocery stores to open in underserved neighborhoods. The rezoning comes in response to residents’ and elected officials’ concerns about developments on residential blocks. TRD


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