Since the Department of City Planning froze plans for the Flushing West re-zoning at the end of May, questions remain for developers, community members and advocates about the neighborhood’s future.
Chief among the questions for the Flushing Rezoning Community Alliance is affordable housing in the absence of required low-and-middle-income housing that was tied to the rezoning.
“This neighborhood is likely to still see intense level of as-of-right development that will not be built without the mandatory affordable units from MIH,” they wrote in a statement.
Meanwhile, Downtown Flushing continues to grapple with overcrowding on the no. 7 train and air and water pollution – issues that advocates had made an effort to tie in with the re-zoning in hopes of advancing them.
Community Board 7 had planned to hold a meeting Tuesday on the issue but it was postponed after the DCP announced it would not move forward with the project. Instead, the board will hold a Committee Meeting on the Flushing West rezoning and related issues on June 28.