"I can't fathom where, outside of eminent domain, you're going to get the land to build a school, a firehouse, a water testing station if the plan were to be approved since it lacks plans for all of the above facilities," Haken said.
Unanimous CB 8 nixes Jamaica rezoning plan
According to a handout prepared by the Jamaica Estates Association, City Planning is forecasting 1,016 new school-age residents and added that the 2005-09 Department of Education Capital Plan called for 2,350 new school seats, but neighbors countered with the argument that if 38,000 new people moved to the area and a quarter of them are children, the total demand will be more than 9,000.
The Queens Civic Congress backs CB 12's plans for Jamaica. Yes, CB 12 came up with their own rezoning proposal. Pretty smart thinking on their part.
Photo from NYC Dept of City Planning