Friday, January 16, 2009

Zoning Out

Good piece on The Real Deal website about the Austin Street rezone. Quote:

"For those of us that live in the community of Forest Hills, we don't even like to go down to Austin Street because it's so crowded," said Susanna Hoff, who owns Terrace Realty in Forest Hills with her husband, Robert. "What the community wants to see done is to have appropriate rezoning that doesn't increase density in order to satisfy developers."

Several community groups in the area have written to their City Council member, Melinda Katz, and Queens Borough President Helen Marshall to voice their concerns about the rezoning, including Hoff, the Friends of Station Square, the Forest Hills Van-Court Association and the Forest Hills Gardens Corp.

http://ny.therealdeal.com/articles/austin-street-may-see-residential-development-with-rezoning

Previously covered here: http://www.foresthills72.com/2008/10/reduce-reuse-rezone.html