Board 5 to Discuss Zoning, Hold Monthly Meeting
May 05, 2009 | 2608 views | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend | print
On Monday, May 11, beginning at 7:30 p.m., Community Board 5 will conduct a public hearing in the matter of an application submitted by the Department of City Planning to rezone approximately 300 blocks in the communities of Middle Village, Glendale, and Maspeth.

The basic boundaries of the planned rezoning are the Queens-Midtown Expressway to the north, Woodhaven Boulevard to the east; Forest Park, Mount Lebanon Cemetery, Cypress Hills Cemetery, Mount Carmel Cemetery, Beth-El Cemetery, Union Field Cemetery, Mount Judah Cemetery, Cemetery of the Evergreens, and Knollwood Park Cemetery to the south; and Cody Avenue, the Bay Ridge Division of the Long Island Rail Road, the LIRR Montauk Line, and 59th Street to the west and the southwest.

According to the application, the objective of the recommended zoning changes is to replace existing zoning designations with newer, lower density and contextual zoning districts to more closely reflect the existing built form of the neighborhoods, thereby ensuring that future development will be more consistent with its surroundings.

The public hearing will be conducted in the Christ the King High School Cafeteria, which is located at 68-02 Metropolitan Avenue in Middle Village.

Meanwhile, the next monthly meeting of Community Board 5 will be held on Wednesday, May 13th, beginning at 7:30 p.m., in the Christ the King High School cafeteria, which is located at 68-02 Metropolitan Avenue in Middle Village.

The agenda will include a presentation for the Respite Center of the Ridgewood Bushwick Senior Citizens Council; a review of current alcoholic beverage license applications; and a likely vote regarding the Phase II Rezoning Proposed for portions of Maspeth, Middle Village, and Glendale.

For additional information, or to register to speak in advance, please call the Board 5 office at (718) 366-1834 during normal business hours.

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