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Commented on Innovation QNS 5 months, 2 weeks ago
Of course, but your concept is not the answer, which is why CB1 voted to DISAPPROVE your application to build. IQ has been consistently NONRESPONSIVE to the needs and requests this community--- truly affordable housing, offering 50% (ie 1400 units) of your proposed build allocated to tenant occupancy under the "deeply affordable" definition currently in place. Your team has consistently had no data or response to these questions at your workshop events: Did your team even attempt to adjust the project using R6a, R7, and R8 zoning requested by CB1 Housing for contextual integration into existing community? Are you committed to exclusively using union workers in the build? Are the 1700 promised jobs in "retail and building services" offering salaries above $80K annually? Will there be a preference for current area residents in the affordable housing lottery? What specifics surround the "community partnership" programs: what is the design and structure of each program, how will it be executed? Your project is designed purely for profit and lacks any commitment to corporate responsibility in exchange for the opportunity to make a profit. Simply greed at work-- again.
Commented on Innovation QNS 5 months, 2 weeks ago
Affordable places for people to live
Commented on Innovation QNS 6 months, 2 weeks ago
Everything I have seen thus far shows a complete disregard for the issues raised by the community. Have you even read this? https://queenspost.com/council-member-julie-won-innovation-queens-leaves-neighborhood-behind
Commented on Innovation QNS 6 months, 2 weeks ago
Absolutely correct. At 50K, that means $1,041 per month MAXIMUM. By the narrative they are only offering 780 units total and skewing the numbers for window dressing. "you can put lipstick on a pig...."
Supported a comment by Wendi G on Innovation QNS 6 months, 2 weeks ago
Wendi G
It seems that Innovation QNS has forgotten how to do the most basic math.... $1500 / $1000 a month income, gross is NOT affordable for folks earning $50K or less. Duh.
Commented on Innovation QNS 6 months, 2 weeks ago
To the development team--- talk is cheap. If you truly were committed to this neighborhood, you will NOT attempt to recreate Manhattan. I am not in favor of this proposal, it is GROSSLY out of scale for the area. The low profile of the adjacent area is predominantly residential, and predominantly less than six stories. What needs to be acknowledged is the scale of the proposal will incorporate 2 towers taller than Times Square One, seen globally every New Year's Eve as the ball drops. I have been a renter in this area for over 25 years and chose to stay because it is a truly diverse NEIGHBORHOOD, which is NOT Times Square v2, Williamsburg, Manhattan or downtown Brooklyn in character. Most significantly, the project is NOT addressing what is truly needed in the neighborhood and city in general ---TRULY AFFORDABLE housing for the working and middle class families who are the engine upon which the city functions. That means offering way more than the minimum required by MIH zoning, and offering the affordable units IN PERPETUITY. It means the affordable units offered will be offered at less than a 30% share of the monthly income of every renter. It means affordable senior housing units would be offered in addition to the MIH 25% minimum number of affordable units available to the public housing market serving families in need of affordable housing. Anything less is smoke and mirrors, which your entire campaign is built upon.