The long-awaited Waldheim-Holly rezoning is expected to take a big step forward next month, but the Holly component of the plan could be notably absent, City Councilman John Liu (D-Flushing) told Community Board 7 Monday night.
Flushing rezoning moves forward: Liu
The Waldheim-Holly rezoning plan covers an area of southwestern Flushing east of the Van Wyck Expressway and North of Kissena Park.
CB 7 Chairman Gene Kelty said the Holly Civic, which has been unhappy with the rezoning plans, formally asked to be taken out of the rezoning proposal at a recent meeting, but he hopes to keep marching forward regardless of the development.
If the rezoning does move forward, it will be a major victory for CB 7, which has two other rezonings - North Flushing and Auburndale - waiting in the wings. Kelty has contended the city has been dragging its feet on downzonings designed to preserve the character of neighborhoods in lieu of more pro-development projects, like the rezoning of downtown Jamaica passed last year.
If you take a walk around the area, you'll see that this is no "major victory".