Queens Community Board 2 chair Joseph Conley is hoping to bring more affordable housing to the ever-pricier borough. Conley has proposed to city officials rezoning four swaths just outside of Queens' new "Gold Coast" (read: Long Island City and Hunters Point). The rezoning would permit taller and more dense construction; developers taking advantage of the rezoning would have to slate 30-percent of units as affordable. According to NYDN, the areas Conley recommended include part of Queens Plaza, an area in Woodside bound by Broadway, Northern Boulevard, and 43rd through 48th streets, and an area atop the Long Island Railroad tracks on Woodside Avenue between 63rd and 65th streets. Development advocates and city officials seem receptive to the proposal.
· Queens leaders hope to bring some livability back to Queens' 'gold coast' with new affordable housing push [NYDN]
· All Affordable Housing coverage [Curbed]