Report Looks At Threats To Affordable Housing In City Neighborhoods

City neighborhoods report threats to affordable housing. The Association for Neighborhood & Housing Development released its 2018 report on “How Is Affordable Housing Threatened in Your Neighborhood?” The report provided its findings in a chart on all neighborhoods in the five boroughs and indicators of threats to affordable housing. The Association is the umbrella organization of 100 non-profit affordable housing development groups, which serves low- and moderate-income residents in all five boroughs.

Designation of 280-Year-Old Church Building Proceeds Apace

No objections to designation raised at hearing; concerns about closeness of potential development on undesignated portion of lot to church building raised by Commissioners. On August 8, 2017, Landmarks held a hearing on the potential designation of the Old Saint James Episcopal Church at 86-02 Broadway in the Elmhurst section of Queens. Landmarks added the 1736 building to its calendar at its June 27, 2017, meeting. The building is the second oldest surviving religious … <Read More>

Community facility bulk rules apply to mixed-use bldg.

BSA finds no ambiguity in zoning text. Developer 4175 Building Corp. filed permit applications to build two four-story, semi-detached buildings on the same residential zoning lot in the Elmhurst section of Queens. The developer proposed a community facility use in the buildings’ first floor and cellar, with residential uses on the floors above.

The Department of Buildings told the developer to revise its plans to conform with residential bulk regulations. The developer then submitted revised … <Read More>