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Political June 19, 2008  RSS feed

Board 2 Holds Final Meet On Hunters Pt. So.

After months of public and private meetings, Community Board 2 will make its decision on the Hunters Point South project at a special meeting to be held Monday, June 23 at Sunnyside Community Services.

The meeting will be the community's final chance to weigh in on the city's proposal to develop the southwestern tip of Hunters Point into a largely residential neighborhood containing 5,000 housing units, of which 3,000 will be mace affordable for middle-income residents.

After the plan is presented by the city Economic Development Corporation and the City Planning and Housing Preservation departments, residents will be allowed to comment.

The board will then vote to endorse or oppose it.

An 11-acre waterfront park and intermediate/high school are also included in the project.

The boundaries of the project are 50th and Borden avenues, Newtown Creek and the East River.

City officials first came to the board in October 2007 to detail their proposal.

Sunnyside Community Services is located at 43-31 39th St. It can be reached by the 7 train, as well as the B24, Q32, Q39, Q60 and Q104 bus lines. The meeting will take place at 7 p.m. in the center's upstairs meeting room.

For more information on the project, including renderings of Hunters Point South, read the article in the June 5 Times Newsweekly at www.timesnewsweekly.com.

For more information on the hearing, contact Board 2 at 1- 718-533-8773 or at commboard2@ nyc.rr.com.