Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Mighty John Young's mighty bad plan

We thought you might like to see Queens City Planning Director John Young's spot zoning plan for the St. Saviour's property. He actually met with the developers before they bought the church and told them that this zoning would be certified. This is also what Councilman Dennis Gallagher has been pushing for. See anything wrong with this plan?

23 comments:

Anonymous said...

What, he met privatly?!?!?!

1. I bet he did not waste the developers time with a monologue of mumbo jumbo crap like he does for the people that finances his paycheck.

2. he should lose his job. I demand a public investigation on his actions and promises made to the developer. I demand the newspapers look into this.

Anonymous said...

A residential zone completely surrounded by manufacturing zones, including an M3 zone which is toxic. Wow. I've seen corruption before, but this is bad.

Anonymous said...

Outragous!!

HDC should put this on the front page of their website and broadcast this far and wide.

They would do if for everyones fav, 2 Columbus Circle (do I hear a chorus of groans in cyberspace?), and now a Queens person is president there are no excuses.

Anonymous said...

Agree, this is totally totally incorrect if his actions can be documented.

Someone must now investigate this as it is public. This fetid deed by that little worm is stinking up the landscape and cannot be pushed back into a box.

Public Advocate?

Where do we start?

Anonymous said...

This gets pushed forward while all the Queens neighborhood rezonings have been put on the back burner...

Christina Wilkinson said...

We asked city planning to meet with us to discuss the impact that the rezoning would have on the community and to try to move along our Maspeth-Middle Village-Glendale rezoning study and were told we could just wait until the public review period. Why do developers get private sit downs with city planners but the people forced to live with the zoning get the shaft from them?

Taxpayer said...

Christina Wilkinson said...
"We asked city planning to meet with us to discuss the impact that the rezoning would have on the community and to try to move along our Maspeth-Middle Village-Glendale rezoning study and were told we could just wait until the public review period. Why do developers get private sit downs with city planners but the people forced to live with the zoning get the shaft from them?"

Developers pay for the privilege. Naturally, so do taxpayers, but our money doesn't get into the right pockets. And, we taxpayers never supply booze or boobs. These are right up the alley of developers and Gallagher. Plus, their money, boobs and booze circulate back to them. Can you imagine, all the corruption can be treated as tax deductible?

Where's the IRS?

Anonymous said...

This property fronts RUST STREET? Who in their right mind would allow houses to be built there. Has this John Young ever been to Rust Street? Fume city!

Queens Crapper said...

Not only that, but there's a diesel train yard across the street and a lumber yard which prevents housing to be built under the current zoning.

Anonymous said...

Gee I'm really glad this guy uses his taxpayer funded time meeting with developers and suggesting ways in which they can destroy our communities. Great job.

Anonymous said...

Look, chatting is one thing (and really, so Queens), getting really po'ed and raising hell is quiet something else.

Letters to the editors.

Emails to prservation groups.

Lets blow the lid off this stench and put everyone's face into it.

Its Wrong! Wrong! Wrong! Wrong!

Anonymous said...

Are the new housing units going to come equipped with oxygen tanks?

Anonymous said...

Someone really should call DOI. This guy must be on the take to suggest a zoning like this one.

Anonymous said...

All I have to say is "Wow".

Anonymous said...

How do these people defend these plans with a straight face?

Anonymous said...

If this is such a manufacturing, polluted area that would be inappropriate for houses, why would you want a park there for kids to be exposed to all that?

Maybe City Planning met with the developers so the property wouldn't be bought and developed as of right, which would result in the whole property being razed and an industrial building put up.

Anonymous said...

I really don't get the point of a contextual residential zone within manufacturing zones.

Anonymous said...

who would want to live there?

Anonymous said...

who would want to live there?

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Never been to the third world, eh?

Anonymous said...

"Maybe City Planning met with the developers so the property wouldn't be bought and developed as of right, which would result in the whole property being razed and an industrial building put up."

That's the funniest thing I've ever read.

Queens Crapper said...

If this is such a manufacturing, polluted area that would be inappropriate for houses, why would you want a park there for kids to be exposed to all that?

The kids that live there are already exposed to that. Would you prefer they play on the railroad tracks and in parking lots along with new kids to the area?

The spot served as a park/open space for 160 years. The trees on the property served as a buffer between the pollution and the houses until Dennis Gallagher told the developer to chop them down. According to you, a park isn't appropriate for the underserved community because there aren't enough people. When there are enough people, where will the park be located with no open space left?

Anonymous said...

I have the answer Crappy. Astroturf on top of warehouse roofs!

Anonymous said...

Since it's not considered "appropriate"
to hang anyone (even in effigy).....
perhaps John Young should be tarred and feathered
at his next community appearance.....
so he might better resemble the chicken that he is !