Thursday, March 29, 2007
Jamaica Rezoning Hits the Sun
Issues such as parking and crowded schools already are problems within the district, and they would be exacerbated by the new zoning, state Senator Frank Padavan, a Republican of Queens, said. "They should be looking for ways to decrease density," he said of the area around Hillside Avenue. "There's no more space."
Jamaica Rezoning Proposal Is Drawing Fire in Queens
Amanda Burden weighed in, too: "There have been long-standing issues that the Jamaica community has had with water, sewer, traffic, and this is a tremendous opportunity to get these issues addressed," she said.
Why do we need to upzone in order to address these things? Shouldn't they be addressed first?
From the Queens Chronicle: Jamaica Rezone Gets Community Board's OK
AirTrain Blues: New Plan May Shutter Local Shops
From the Times Ledger: CB 12 backs Jamaica transport plans
I wonder how the Queen feels about this plan. More people in Jamaica will mean less room on the E & F trains for her Forest Hills subjects.