BID for Sunnyside,Queens approved

Plan encompasses 290 businesses in Sunnyside. On February 7, 2007, the Planning Commission approved an application by the Department of Small Business Services to create the Sunnyside Business Improvement District to cover 92 tax lots and 290 businesses primarily along Queens Boulevard, and Roosevelt and Greenpoint Avenues. The proposed BID will focus on sidewalk and gutter cleaning, graffiti removal and snow removal for bus shelters.

The $300,000 first-year budget will come from assessments on commercial properties of $23 per linear-foot front, limited to an amount of $.007 per dollar of assessed valuation. Residential properties will pay an annual $1 assessment.

With no opposition to the BID at the Planning Commission hearing, the Commission approved without modification. The plan goes to City Council and the mayor for final approval.

Review Process:
Lead Agency: DSBS,Neg.Dec.
Comm.Bd.: QN 2, App’d, 30-0-1
Council: pending
Mayor: pending

CPC: Sunnyside BID (N 070291 BDQ) (March 28, 2007). CITYADMIN

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