From the Times Ledger:
City Councilman Tony Avella (D−Bayside) said last Thursday he hopes to streamline the public approval process for the proposed North Flushing rezoning plan to get the long−awaited project completed in three to four months instead of the typical seven months.
Speaking at a public hearing held by Community Boards 7 and 11 on the rezoning plan, Avella said across−the−board community agreement on the proposal should allow it to move forward in an expedited fashion, which he contended would limit the damage developers could do while more lenient zoning exists in the area.
“The faster we can get this zoning through, the better,” Avella said. “In the meantime, you have to be the eyes and ears for us on this. You’re going to see developers trying to beat the clock and get projects done before the new zoning goes into effect. We’ve seen it with every rezoning we’ve done across the city in the last 10 years.”