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City planning group approves Throggs Neck upzoning project

The Bronx is one step closer to moving forward with an upzoning project in Throggs Neck.

News 12 Staff

Aug 24, 2022, 4:30 PM

Updated 668 days ago

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The Bronx is one step closer to moving forward with an upzoning project in Throggs Neck.
The plan would bring four multistory buildings along the Bruckner Expressway. The proposal consists of four sites, each one several stories that would be built on lots currently designated for one- and two-family dwellings. The zoning would change to support those structures that, according to the description from the City Planning Commission, would bring about 400 apartments.
A hundred of them would be affordable housing - as well as a supermarket and commercial spaces.
The project has been rejected by elected leaders like Council Member Marjorie Velasquez and state Sen. Michael Benedetto. A rally was held Tuesday night by Bronx organizers calling for the plan to be stopped.
However, the initiative was approved by the Bronx borough president with suggested changes that include lowering the floor count from eight to five. The plan was approved in a vote by the CPC Wednesday morning and will now go the City Council for another vote.
The spokesperson for Throggs Neck Associates LLC Sam Goldstein released a statement to News 12 on the approval saying in part, "This is the right project at the right time for our community and our city. We face an unprecedented housing crisis- especially affordable housing- for New Yorkers from young professionals and families to veterans and seniors."


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