Affordable Housing in Queens

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The Department of City Plaanning today announced inclusionary zoning for the proposed 130-block Maspeth-Woodside rezoning. According to the D.C.P. press release (doc file), participating property owners on Queens Boulevard would gain a floor-area ratio of 5.0 (up from 3.75) if they include 20 percent permanent affordable housing (onsite or nearby).

The Maspeth-Woodside rezoning is the area bounded by Roosevelt Avenue and Woodside Avenue on the north; 74th Street abd the LIRR rail cut on the east; 50th Street, Tyler and Maurice avenues on the west; and the Queens-Midtown Expressway on the south.

Queens Community Board 2 and the Queens Borough President need to review the proposal before a City Planning hearing is held on June 21; the City Council will then vote on it. Affordable Housing in Queens