From the Daily News:
First, the good news for Astoria: The city is close to unveiling a zoning plan that will prevent tall buildings from sprouting on streets lined with one- and two-family homes.
Now the bad news: That zoning may not be approved in time to prevent the construction of a 10-story building in the middle of Norwood Gardens, a leafy enclave of smaller homes along 36th St.
"This is a beautiful block with unique architecture and a special ambiance, which this new zoning will protect," said City Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. "Unfortunately, some people are trying to rush projects in before it happens."
Neighborhood residents said the developer has filed plans to build an apartment building that could reach 10 stories and include eight to 10 units.
Neighbors are also concerned about the area's utilities and services being stretched even thinner than they are now.