Community Board 7

Community Board wants more answers on Willets Point project
Community Board wants more answers on Willets Point project
Northeast Terence M. Cullen 4/18/2013 at 9:02AM

Community Board 7’s Land Use Committee told developers of Willets Point they need to return with more answers on the proposed project before the board makes a decision. Committee members particularly want more information about parking, traffic flow and transplanting the plethora of small business owners within the Iron Triangle. Chuck Apelian, first vice chair [...]

Board greenlights transient hotel in downtown Flushing
Board greenlights transient hotel in downtown Flushing
Northeast Melissa Chan 4/12/2013 at 9:09AM

The developer of an 18-story building in downtown Flushing received a key nod to operate as a short-stay hotel. Community Board 7 voted 30-8 to approve a variance with conditions that would allow developer Fleet Financial Group to function as a transient hotel over a residential one at 42-31 Union Street. Guests are required to [...]

Approved Willets Point plan to go through rigorous review
Approved Willets Point plan to go through rigorous review
Northeast Terence M. Cullen 3/19/2013 at 6:36PM

Redevelopment of Willets Point will now go through a rigorous review process after its study was approved by the Department of City Planning (DCP). The plan, approved by DCP on Monday, March 18, will first go to Community Board 7, which includes Willets Point, for an advisory vote. Borough President Helen Marshall will then get [...]

Votes split on USTA expansion
Votes split on USTA expansion
Northeast Terence M. Cullen 3/19/2013 at 1:35PM

The votes are in on the much-debated expansions to the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, and the results are mixed. Half of the six voting Community Boards are in favor of the US Tennis Association (USTA) moving 0.68 acres out of its current property — so long as the organization [...]

Local boards mixed on National Tennis Center expansion
Local boards mixed on National Tennis Center expansion
Northeast Queens Courier Staff 3/14/2013 at 9:04AM

BY TERENCE M. CULLEN AND MELISSA CHAN Six community boards are lobbing back and forth on approving the proposed expansion of the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. The boards surrounding the park are required to vote on the .68 acres lost in the U.S. Tennis Association’s (USTA) plan to expand in the park. Their [...]

Tennis officials, opponents talk on proposed expansion to National Tennis Center
Tennis officials, opponents talk on proposed expansion to National Tennis Center
News Queens Courier Staff 2/14/2013 at 4:22PM

BY MELISSA CHAN & TERENCE M. CULLEN While tennis reps continue lobbying for expansion in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, residents from around the borough came out in full force against the proposal Monday, February 11 at Community Board 7’s monthly meeting. “Our parks were developed for the use of the public. It’s where the citizens can [...]

Flushing fighting colossal church
Flushing fighting colossal church
News Melissa Chan 3/15/2012 at 7:06AM

Dozens of local leaders and incensed neighbors are striking down one Flushing church’s plan of building up to the heavens. Senator Tony Avella led a protest on March 8, rallying against the building of a proposed “enormous and out-of-scale” religious facility at 145-15 33rd Avenue. “You’d have a giant in the land of ordinary people,” [...]

CB7 rejects Mormon Church bid
News Steve Mosco 2/08/2012 at 2:46PM

It’ll take a prayer. The Mormon Church will have to re-examine its options after Community Board 7 (CB 7) unanimously rejected a request for zoning variances for a proposed church on 33rd Avenue in Flushing. With 11 congregations in Queens, and one currently in Flushing, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints proposed building [...]

Whitestone waterfront for sale, development
Whitestone waterfront for sale, development
News Alexa Altman 1/09/2012 at 3:09PM

House hunters searching for outer-borough bliss may soon find sanctuary on a scenic Whitestone cove, as 13 acres of waterfront property — the single largest building site in the borough — is now for sale. The site, located at 151-45 6th Road, is currently overseen by real estate agent Stephen Preuss of Massey Knakal Realty [...]

College Point spa issue is a steamer
News Alexa Altman 11/22/2011 at 3:47PM

Local officials are not warming up to the idea of a luxury spa in College Point. Community Board 7 voted overwhelmingly against the project, with 25 members against and only five in favor. Borough President Helen Marshall will now review the plan before it goes to the New York City Board of Standards and Appeals [...]