Samuel Henderson Sr. moved to Queens 40 years ago for its "light, the air, the space in front of the house to park the car," but said the family neighborhoods are changing as developers buy up properties.
"The downzoning [in residential areas] doesn't go far enough, and the city agencies have admitted to [CB 12's] ad hoc committee that they're not prepared for the proposed growth," he said.
City Council hears views on rezoning
Community members and civic leaders are so irate over the proposed Jamaica rezoning that they are calling on city politicians to fix parts of the plan targeting residential areas.
Residents irate over rezoning
Joining the Jamaica Estates Civic Association and the Briarwood Community Organization, the Community Board 12 Committee has called on the city to remove the Hillside Avenue corridor from the zoning proposal. The associations opposed to this part of the plan say it will promote too much growth in an area whose infrastructure cannot handle it.
Why don't these people recognize "progress" when they see it?
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