Responding to an outcry from local residents for more affordable housing, elected officials announced an initiative Monday that would potentially rezone and residentially develop a small swath of land in western Flushing to bolster affordable housing in the region.
Flushing site eyed for housing
City Councilman John Liu (D-Flushing), State Sen. Toby Stavisky (D-Whitestone) and a representative for Assemblywoman Ellen Young (D-Flushing) said at a press conference that they are currently conducting a feasibility study to determine whether a 28-acre parcel of land in southwestern Flushing would be fit for development.
Would one of these three please explain how simply building more housing means it will be "affordable" and why everyone thinks its perfectly fine to displace industrial businesses?
From the Trib:
Queens Eyes New Affordable Housing
In other Flushing rezoning news: City Council downzones sections of Flushing
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