Alma Realty, the lead developer of the massive mixed-use Astoria Cove redevelopment, agreed to up the share of affordable units in the complex from 20 percent to 25 percent.
On Monday, the developer also promised to use union labor for the construction of Astoria Cove.
Local councilman Costa Constantinides reportedly pressed the developer to make 30 percent of the roughly 1,700 new units affordable, the website reported.
The full city council will vote on the project, the first under Mayor Bill de Blasio’s mandatory inclusionary housing program, at the end of the month. [Capital NY] — Claire Moses