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Rezoning plan moves forward

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Posted: Thursday, November 7, 2013 10:30 am

The planned rezoning of more than 500 city blocks in and around Ozone Park is nearly reaching finalization.

After receiving the approval of community boards 9 and 10 last month, Queens Borough President Helen Marshall gave the plan her stamp of approval last week.

The proposal, one of the last major rezonings of the Bloomberg administration and the first rezoning of the area since the early 1960s, was discussed at the Oct. 21 Queens Borough Board meeting, though no vote was taken due to lack of a quorum. There was a public hearing at Borough Hall on Oct. 24. Marshall gave her final approval on the plan Oct 29.

At least one homeowner on Centreville Street opposed the rezoning at last month’s CB 10 meeting because he feared that the new zones would prevent him from doing planned work.

The proposal is now before the City Planning Commission, which was to hold a vote Wednesday. The City Council will hold a final vote on the plan likely later this month.

— Domenick Rafter

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