Say goodbye to Olde Rockaway.
The Department of City Planning is in the draft stages of its first comprehensive rezoning of the Rockaway Peninsula in more than 46 years - and portions of the new map are drawing the community's ire.
Rezoning battle rocks Rockaways
The proposed rezoning calls for parts of Beach 116th St. and adjoining streets to become R7A, a designation that allows for residential buildings that are 80 feet high, like the recently built Ocean Grande on the boardwalk at Beach 117th St.
"This proposed rezoning would allow for the increase of 736 units in the neighborhood," said Community Board 14 member Michael Tubridy. "It's so inappropriate. We've really got to put the stats together to stop this from happening."