​City Council votes to move forward with Bruckner rezoning project

The City Council is expected to vote on the proposed 300-plus apartment housing development coming to Throggs Neck.

News 12 Staff

Oct 12, 2022, 10:12 AM

Updated 595 days ago


The City Council ​has voted in favor of going forward with​ the proposed 300-plus apartment housing development coming to Throgs Neck.
The proposal has been ​a controversial topic​, with protests from both sides occurring in the area. ​Last week, the City Council's Land Use Committee voted in favor of the project before it was brought to the entire council.​
The project is set to change the zoning rules at four different locations along Bruckner Boulevard to bring in multistory units for housing.
Supporters, including elected officials like Mayor Eric Adams and Bronx Councilman Kevin Riley, say it would create much-needed affordable housing during the city's ongoing housing crisis. ​​
Others say the neighborhood is already overcrowded and that it could lead to issues with transportation, school capacity and more.
“It's going to make it very difficult for the people who live here. The truth of the matter is, when you have money, power, muscle, and you have some real estate, you're going to get whatever the hell you want. You could have all the zoning you want,” said resident Mike Morrone.
The plan is to build an eight-story building on top of the Super Foodtown in Throgs Neck that would add 349 homes, 168 of those being rent controlled. The project also includes 99 homes reserved for seniors and 25 for veterans.

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