Fresh on the heels of the controversy over construction of a six-story building on a low rise residential block, comes news of a planned 12-story luxury condominium on 30th Road near Crescent St. which would be the second highest building in Astoria- Long Island City.
[CB1 district manager George] Delis said he had received several complaints about the proposed project and told the homeowners that "there appears little anyone can do to change the plans or block the development".
Plan 12-Story Bldg. In Astoria; Would Be Area's 2nd Highest
About two weeks ago, a furor developed over plans to construct a six-story building at 25-54 12th St., in what is predominantly a block of one- and two-story homes. Spearheading the opposition to the plan is the West Astoria Local Development Corp., which had previously announced a plan to down zone many of the blocks bounded by Broadway, 21st St., and Hoyt Ave. The site of the proposed 12-story building is not included in the proposed down zoning area. Meanwhile, after the plans for the 12th St. building became known and the builder had started digging the foundation, Delis secured a "stop work" order on the project which is still in effect. The WACDC hopes to block the 12th St. building and get a moratorium on any other construction in its area before action is taken on the down zoning plan.
The District Manager of CB1 contradicted himself in the same story. First he says you can't stop development, then he says you can. No wonder they call this the community board from hell.
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