With the possibility of more condo projects coming to Long Island City, the de Blasio administration is pushing for more affordable housing in the area.
At a panel discussion Tuesday, Department of City Planning director John Young said that he is hoping for a higher density and more affordable units in the neighborhood, Crain’s reported.
“Everybody understands the opportunity to put density where you have transit,” Young said. “It is what we call a smart growth strategy.” And Long Island City — with multiple subway lines and only a few minutes away from Midtown East — has just that.
“Housing, regardless of whether it is a for-sale or rental project, (will include a portion) that is affordable,” Young said, according to Crain’s. “And we mean affordable across a broad range of spectrums.” [Crain’s] — Claire Moses