December 10, 2020
A City Council subcommittee voted unanimously Wednesday to approve a proposed rezoning of the Special Flushing Waterfront District in Queens after delaying the vote multiple times, Crain’s New York Business reported.
After developers reached an agreement with organized labor to guarantee union jobs at the 29-acre project, the subcommittee voted 5-0 in favor. The project is expected to receive a vote before the full City Council on Thursday.
Developers F&T Group, Young Nian Group and United Construction and Development Group initially were on one side, and 32BJ SEIU and the New York Hotel and Motels Trades Council were on the other. Local Councilman Peter Koo complimented both sides at Wednesday’s hearing for coming together “despite a lot of misinformation and misleading rhetoric from agitators.”
Koo added, “We are getting a commitment from a development team with ties to our community and who will finally connect downtown Flushing to its waterfront.”
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