Astoria, Real Estate May 22, 2014 Come to the Special Astoria Cove Zoning and Variance Meeting By now you have likely heard of Astoria Cove, one of the mega-developments on the Halletts Point peninsula. The development was certified by the City Council last month and is now (…) Share this Scoop by Meg Cotner total shares! Twitter Facebook Email Print By now you have likely heard of Astoria Cove, one of the mega-developments on the Halletts Point peninsula. The development was certified by the City Council last month and is now (…) by Meg Cotner Share this Scoop total shares! Twitter Facebook Email Print Image source: DCP By now you have likely heard of Astoria Cove, one of the mega-developments on the Halletts Point peninsula. The development was certified by the City Council last month and is now in the public review phase. Approximately 1,700 units are planned. On Tuesday, June 10 at 6:30 p.m. CB1 will be holding a special Zoning and Variance Committee meeting and there are two important elements to note—first, the developers, Alma Realty, will be making a public presentation; and second, there will be an opportunity for the public to ask the developers questions and make comments, and that includes you. Here are some of the things under consideration by CB1: Rezoning the development site from M1-1 and R6 to R6B, R7-3 and R7A/C2-4 Street mapping and demapping actions Special permits, authorizations and certifications that relate to the design of the buildings, Large Scale Development and Inclusionary Housing designations If you are concerned about quality of life and/or affordable housing issues, or if you’re simply curious about the development, we encourage you to attend. A key bit of info: the Zoning and Variance Committee will make their recommendation to the greater CB1, so what happens at this meeting can affect their decision. They’ll be making their recommendation at the regular monthly CB1 meeting the following week on June 17 Twitter Facebook Email Print Alma RealtyAstoria CoveCB1meetingZoning and Variance Committee About Meg Cotner Meg Cotner was trained as a harpsichordist and now works as a freelance writer and editor. She is the author of "Food Lovers' Guide to Queens," and is a skilled and avid home cook, baker, and preserver. One Comment Laura. May 22nd, 2014 This is our opportunity to demand the ferry linkage to Manhattan and Brooklyn; basically, the developers should build this minimal infrastructure development in exchange for the very awesome rights to build very high along our waterfront. The EDC says it will cost $3m a year in tax money to subsidize, but they developed this number by talking to current operators. Surely we can demand better thinking on this. Astoria needs ferries! Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment * Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.