“The extreme height of this building would be out of character with the neighborhood and not supported by the present infrastructure,” she said in a statement.
“I am concerned that as the Long Island City community continues to grow, the demand for basic transportation needs, health facilities and classroom seats are not keeping up with demand. This proposed development will add another 925 units and possibly, by conservative estimates another 1500-2000 people.
Our community cannot take another big development without dramatic improvements to the current infrastructure in transportation, health facilities and schools. I am calling on the MTA to rethink this deal because the quality of life for our community and Queens Transit riders will be seriously diminished.”
UPDATE: However, with the MTA deal, the 70 story building conforms with New York City zoning regulations and the developer is able to build it as-of-right. The MTA claims that the matter Nolan is concerned about deals with zoning.
Hmmm, do you think that maybe...just maybe...these pols are starting to wake the F up? Lately they seem to be talking about things like strain on infrastructure after years of sitting back and waiting to smile at the cameras with shovels in their hands. Let's make sure this continues.