Hallets Point, home to the NYCHA Astoria Houses on the Astoria waterfront, is one step closer to getting thousands of residential apartments, retail space and parkland.
On Tuesday, Community Board 1 voted unanimously to approve the plan by Lincoln Equities Group to bring 11 buildings to the area. The developer is applying for zoning changes in order to continue with the project and will still need approval from other government agencies.
If the plan is approved, the development would include 2,000 apartments, with construction to begin in late 2014 or early 2015. Twenty percent of the apartments will be affordable housing.
Robert Schenkel, Lincoln Equities development director, said the project would bring a positive change for Hallets Point, as it brings new housing, an affordable supermarket, retail, a spot for a K-8 public school and a landscaped waterfront path.
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