Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Reynoso approves of Starr Street rezoning

From DNA Info:

It's a dollar menu deal for artist studio space.

A proposed mixed-use building in Ridgewood at 176 Woodward Ave. plans to dedicate 3,000 square feet for artists and community groups to rent space for $10 per year — under a buck a month.

Developer Slate Property Group added the feature after working with Councilman Antonio Reynoso to obtain his support for a zoning variance on the property, which is currently zoned for industrial use, according to Reynoso's office and Department of Buildings records.

The proposal for the 88-unit building originally had no affordable housing, but developers committed to 50 percent affordable units, along with the affordable community space after discussions with Reynoso's office and community members, the councilman's office said.

The City Council approved the plan on Tuesday.

The affordable units, of which 20 percent will be permanently affordable, will be distributed to people earning between $23,000 to $105,000 per year.

Six-figure salaries qualify for affordable housing? HA HA HA HA HA!!! And why the hell is Reynoso choosing which groups will benefit from this? You have to love the new era of tweeding. Vito Lopez, Jr...


JQ said...

generation gentrification welfare
for lamesky's

this is the last straw,people making 100 g's can afford to get a regular apt. or even rent a house.this program is offensive,and its more dirt thrown on the bodies of the middle class.unless regular working people and families suddenly feel artistic,there is no chance to get into one of these apts.

actually,if one goes to maspeth they will have plenty of shit to paint or sculpt with.

Anonymous said...

50% are affordable, and 20% of those are permanent, meaning 8 or 9 units out of 88 that are affordable for more than a few years and the definition of affordable is stretched up to six figure annual income. Doesn't sound like much at all for poor or middle class people.

Anonymous said...

You gotta love empty threats. And the low info voters probably think he's a hero. What a joke.

Anonymous said...

If you want something for poor and middle class people then build enough so that people looking for a home aren't bidding up prices anymore. If the government only permitted the sale of 1000 cars per year they'd all be high end fancy luxury cars. Same with housing.

Mike Francesa said...

I'm going to take a cheap shot here. Reybozo.

Anonymous said...

"Six-figure salaries qualify for affordable housing? HA HA HA HA HA!!!"

Don't laugh. The way the real estate market is going, that's where we're heading as a city.