6 DECEMBER 17, 2020 RIDGEWOOD TIMES WWW.QNS.COM
City Planning approves rezoning application
for new mixed-use building in Rego Park
BY ANGÉLICA ACEVEDO
A new mixed-use development at 68-19 Woodhaven
Blvd. in Rego Park has been approved
by City Planning and the project will now
move forward to the public review period.
The proposed project calls for an eight-story
building with a mix of residential and commercial
space as well as a community facility including
medical offi ces.
The project — which seeks to rezone the area from
R4 to R6 — proposes 92 apartments, of which 28
would be reserved as income-restricted, specifi cally
as Aff ordable Independent Residences for Seniors
(AIRS). Units would range from studios to three
bedroom apartments, some with balconies.
The application proposes some market-rate apartments,
while 20 percent of the residential fl oor area
reserved as income-restricted to households with
incomes at or below 80 percent of the Area Median
Income (AMI), resulting in 18 income-restricted
units, all of which would fall under the AIRS units.
It would also include 63 parking spaces in the
building’s cellar and 18 parking spaces at the building’s
rear for a total of 81 parking spaces.
If approved, developers would demolish several
low-rise commercial and residential properties at
City Planning determined the development would
Rendering of proposed mixed-use development in Rego Park. Courtesy of Gerald J. Caliendo
not result in any potentially adverse environmental
impacts on the immediate neighborhood in their
extensive Environmental Assessment Statement.
The proposed project, fi rst reported by New
York YIMBY, was designed by Gerald Caliendo
Construction would be expected to last 18 months.
The project would be completed by 2023.
The application will now be reviewed by Community
Board 6, then the Queens Borough President’s
Offi ce. Community Board 6 expects to begin their
review of the application aft er the holiday season.
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