"In Melinda Katz's 2007 newsletter to her 29th Council District, she responds to numerous pleas from her constituents. She promises to lead the fight against overdevelopment in Forest Hills through rezoning, and says she's been concerned about it since she took office. The Forest Hills South section is outlined, as well as Cord Meyer. Thankfully, Forest Hills South has rows of predominantly intact Tudor homes. However, the old Cord Meyer section, once characterized by optimal quality Tudors & Colonials, has been rapidly McMansionized over the past 5 years. It presently features paved front lawns, the demise of mature trees, cars in the spotlight, and gaudy, mock facades, which are not only out of context, but will undoubtedly require major repairs in no time. Unsurprisingly, some properties lack sufficient permits.
Will there be anything left of the integrity of what defined Forest Hills, by the time Katz & City Planning sign off? Furthermore, will Katz take a similar stance to that of the Trylon Theater & Maspeth's St. Saviour's? And.... if she's been concerned since her 1st term, why is rezoning now part of her dialogue? Will Katz continue to leave her paw prints?" - a concerned Forest Hills resident