Wednesday, September 27, 2017

City Council Unanimously Passes Far Rockaway Rezoning

Often when we see New York talking about renovations, they're for Manhattan, so it’s wonderful when we see big changes happening for other boroughs — like this rezoning that has been approved for Far Rockaway in Queens!


What’s Happening?
The City Council has unanimously voted to approve a rezoning of 23 blocks in Far Rockaway as part of Mayor DeBlasio’s Housing Plan. This will be Far Rockaway’s first rezoning since 1961.

The Details:
The rezoning will allow for 3,000 residential units to be built across the 23 blocks. And what’s even better — the land is city property so all the units will be affordable. The project will also feature several new perks for the area including:
  • A new library at Mott and Central Avenues
  • A ferry shuttle to travel between Downtown Far Rockaway and Beach 108th Street
  • A real-time bus arrival display

The Cost:
The project will cost about $288 million to complete, made up of $126 million of city funds with the rest being covered by federal government and private developer contributions.

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