Construction begins on 45-home development in Whitestone
THE COURIER/Photos by Alina Suriel and Steve Vrattos

Ground was broken Friday morning on a 45-home development planned for the former Cresthaven Country Club site in Whitestone in a ceremony attended by officials, community leaders and real estate power players. “I think we’re looking at a really successful project,” said project leader Tim O’Sullivan, who added that he expected construction to be completed […]

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CB 7 votes no on two affordable housing zoning amendments
Image courtesy of the Department of City Planning

Community Board 7 overwhelmingly voted on Monday to reject two key zoning initiatives meant to help achieve Mayor Bill de Blasio’s 10-year affordable housing plan. The Mandatory Inclusionary Housing amendment would require that a share of new housing development be permanently affordable for different income levels. The Zoning for Quality and Affordability amendment also aims to make […]

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CB 7 moves to rezone Whitestone development after not receiving size restriction
Photo courtesy of Cushman and Wakefield

With one promise apparently broken, Community Board 7 (CB 7) decided on Monday to keep its promise regarding the future of the Waterpointe site in Whitestone. Members of CB 7 is pushing for a new zoning classification for Waterpointe — an 18-acre waterfront site where 52 single-family homes are to be built — after developers failed to deliver […]

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Lawmaker opposes affordable housing amendment in Bayside rally
Photo courtesy of the office of Councilman Paul Vallone

Councilman Paul Vallone held a rally with civic and community leaders on Wednesday in Bayside to oppose a Department of City Planning amendment which may result in larger building construction during a planned increase in affordable housing. The Zoning for Quality and Affordability text amendment aims to address ways in which outdated zoning regulations discourage […]

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Deadline extended on Whitestone development deed restriction
Photo courtesy of Cushman and Wakefield

Developers of Waterpointe—an 18-acre waterfront site in Whitestone where 52 single-family homes are to be built—have yet to deliver on promises of a deed restriction ensuring that the scale of development does not increase. Members of the Community Board 7 Zoning Committee had previously recommended the renewal of the project’s special permit on the condition that the […]

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