City Planning Commissioner Amanda M. Burden today announced the beginning of public review for a 229-block rezoning in the Woodhaven and Richmond Hill neighborhoods in central Queens. The proposed rezoning would reinforce the area’s one- and two-family residential character with contextual zoning, and direct new mixed-use development opportunities to major corridors, including Jamaica and Atlantic Avenues. The proposal would also update commercial overlay zones to support economic development along commercial corridors and ensure that business uses won’t encroach on residential uses on area side-streets. The rezoning proposal was crafted in response to concerns raised by Community Board 9, local civic organizations and local elected officials about out-of-character development. Zoning in these neighborhood areas has not been examined since the Zoning Resolution was adopted in 1961.
The rezoning area is generally bounded by Park Lane to the north, 103rd Avenue to the south, Elderts Lane to the west, and the Van Wyck Expressway to the east. The rezoning area has two distinct commercial corridors – Jamaica Avenue and Atlantic Avenue – which are well-served by transit, including the elevated J/Z train above Jamaica Avenue and numerous bus lines.
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New Procedure for Filing Block Party Permit!!
Applications for a street activity permit for a block party are no longer available at the Community Board. Applications must be submitted online and / or the Street Activity Permit office at 100 Gold ST. Applications must be filed at least 90 days prior to the event. Must be 18 or older and submit a petition signed by 75% of the residents on the affected block to the CB9 District office in order for your application to be approved by the board. The petition must include legible names, signatures and addresses. If you plan on having amplified sound you must apply for a sound permit at the 102nd Precinct. Follow the link www.nyc.gov/sapo.