Last rezoned in 1996, the Central Queens enclave is currently a mishmash of low- and high-density housing, with properties ranging from 20-foot-wide rowhouses to towering condos and apartment complexes.
Boro Prez Gives Green Light To Briarwood Rezoning Plan
Over the past decade, however, population growth has fueled increasing pressure to build higher-density, multifamily structures that appear grossly out character alongside smaller properties, critics say.
The Department of City Planning’s latest proposal would preserve the “hodgepodge” nature of the existing real estate, but prevent further development of the multistory complexes that, residents say, are ruining the character of their neighborhood.
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