Housing, transit dominate Flushing West rezoning talks

Residents accept development but seek amenities

TRD New York /
Aug.August 24, 2015 09:00 AM

Discussions continue on the upzoning of Flushing West, with residents seeking quality of life improvements in exchange for their endorsement of new development in the area.

At a public meeting to discuss the rezoning, residents stressed their desire for improvements to transportation, parking and public spaces in the Queens neighborhood.

The de Blasio administration is pushing a plan to rezone a stretch of Flushing‘s industrial waterfront to allow for the construction of 1,600 new affordable housing units, part of the mayor’s over goal of adding 80,000 new affordable units by 2024.

Residents at the meeting pushed for an extension of the 7 train to College Point or Whitestone. They also raised concerns about parking, complaining the neighborhoods’ resources are being overtaxed by residents from far-flung areas parking their cars there, according to New York YIMBY.

Citizens also expressed an interest in bringing more parks and public spaces to the area, with one woman at the meeting saying, “There are so many Chinese living in Flushing, but no feeling of Chinese gardens,” according to YIMBY. [NY YIMBY]Ariel Stulberg

 

Related Articles

arrow_forward_ios
(Image by Wolfgang & Hite via Dezeen)

Hudson Yards megadevelopment inspires a new line of sex toys

Cammeby's International Group founder Rubin Schron and, from top: 194-05 67th Avenue, 189-15 73rd Avenue and 64-05 186th Lane (Credit: Google Maps)

Ruby Schron lands $500M refi for sprawling Queens apartment portfolio

Wendy Silverstein (Credit: Getty Images)

Wendy Silverstein, co-head of WeWork’s real-estate fund, is out

The beach in Tulum, Mexico, and Thor Equities Joe Sitt (Credit: Thor Equities LLC via Bloomberg)

Joe Sitt’s $100M plan for Pablo Escobar’s Tulum compound

Steve Roth and Miki Naftali with 1167 Madison Avenue and 50 East 86th Street (Credit: Google Maps)

Naftali buys two vacated Vornado properties for $71M

US rent payments in the 2010s totaled $4.5T

Why New Yorkers, Californians and others pay so much rent

Robert Futterman and 345 West 13th Street (Credit: Getty Images and StreetEasy)

Robert Futterman sells West Village penthouse

The $100M club: LA’s priciest mansions are having a moment

The $100M club: LA’s priciest mansions are having a moment

arrow_forward_ios
Loading...