Rezoning would enlarge the long-shuttered facility and allow for a new and affordable residential building.
This past Monday, a rezoning application to convert what was the Parkway Hospital in Queens into 351 units of affordable and market-rate housing entered the public review. The hospital was forced to close after losing a court case nearly a decade ago. Jasper Venture Group, who bought the property-site at auction, is now finally seeking approval from the city to take on major renovation plans.
The proposal for the renovation includes adding two stories onto the six-story hospital building to construct 135 units of affordable housing (some of them to be set aside for senior citizens), and an addition of a new 14 story building which would boast 216 market-rate apartments elsewhere on the site.
However, getting approval is a long and arduous process; the first part of the public review is a presentation to the local community board and the Queens Borough President followed by the City Planning Commission and finally by the City Council, and the Mayor.
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