The long−awaited North Flushing rezoning plan could be approved as soon as spring 2009 after years of delays, City Councilman Tony Avella (D−Bayside) said Monday.
Avella said the City Planning Commission has met with his office and area civics several times over the course of the last few months and appears to be on the cusp of presenting its final plan to preserve the largely single−family home community by early next year.
“I think we’re looking at certification in early January, but I’m pushing for it to be earlier,” Avella said. “I think if we get everyone working together on this, I’m talking about the community board and the borough president’s office, then we could get this done by March or April.”
The rezoning, designed to protect the single−family home communities in Broadway−Flushing, Linden Hill and a portion of Bayside from overdevelopment, has been delayed for several years as the CPC undertook larger, more complicated plans, such as the rezoning of Jamaica, which passed last year.
Flushing rezone set for next year: Avella