One family in the neighborhood is constructing a large edifice, gray in color and square in shape, at 33-21 161st Street. It appears to violate the zoning regulations, as it occupies 6,732 square feet, more than double the .5 Floor Area Ratio permitted and has a setback of only 10 feet.
Code Good, DOB Still Flawed: Avella
Clearly, the house is in violation of the building and zoning regulations, according to Councilman Tony Avella (D-Bayside). Why then, he asked, has the Department of Buildings failed to stop the development?
Avella battles city over 161st St. home
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