Back at 2008, the site at 5-11 47th Avenue in Hunters Point had a bright future ahead of it as a dorm for CUNY graduate students and a 12-story residential building for the rest of us. But the recession led CUNY to pull out of the project, and while the developer still hopes to go ahead with the building and its necessary toxic cleanup, it wants some changes first?ones that Queens' Community Board 2 isn't so wild about, according to Queens Gazette.
The developer now wants the dorm and public residential spaces to be two separate buildings. The dorm, instead of hosting only PhD students and faculty, would also be open to noise-making, keg-toting undergraduates. CB 2 plans to draft a letter against the project, insisting that, if it does go on, the student housing be limited only to graduate students. This one could take a while, but hey, maybe the class of 2048 will be able to make itself at home.
· Board 2 Rejects Undergrad Student Dormitory in Hunters Point [Queens Gazette]
· Students to Make Friends with Queens West Residents in LIC [Curbed]