State Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) claims that he received information that the city is “secretly planning” on building thousands of affordable housing apartments in the College Point Corporate Park.
“What is the city secretly trying to do to the residents of College Point, Malba, Whitestone and Mitchell-Linden, who are already overburdened by traffic from the College Point Corporate Park? Building thousands of additional housing units here is simply unacceptable. Yet again, I am forced to ask the question: What is the city hiding?” Avella said.
Since he believes that there is not enough information coming from the city regarding the matter, Avella recently he sent a Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) request to find out “the future development of College Point Corporate Park for any purpose, including but not limited to studies, reviews, reports or other analysis regarding the development of affordable housing within the Corporate Park from 2013 to the present.”
The senator sent the FOIL requests to the mayor’s office, Economic Development Corporation, Department of Housing and Preservation Development, Department of Buildings, Human Resources Administration, Department of Homeless Services and Department of Design and Construction.