Catching Up on the Jamaica Plan, still not good enough

From the Queens Chronicle 06/21/2007Jamaica Rezone Changes Fall Short, Leaders Sayby Theresa Juva , Assistant Editor The Department of City Planning revealed modifications to the proposed Jamaica rezoning plan this week, sparking response from community leaders who say the changes are not enough.The plan, one of the largest zoning overhauls in city history, takes aim […]

Third Times the Charm? Support Shown for Jamaica Savings Bank Designation

From the Queens Chronicle: Leaders Testify To Designate Jamaica Bank A Landmarkby Theresa Juva, Assistant Editor05/24/2007 A handful of historians and Southeast Queens residents gathered at the Landmarks Preservation Commission offices in Lower Manhattan last week to urge the historic preservation of the former Jamaica Savings Bank.Leaders like Gloria Black, chairwoman of Community Board 12, […]

Three Times the Charm; the Jamaica Savings Bank to be considered for landmark designation

From Diane Jackier DJackier@lpc.nyc.gov,Director of External Affairs, Landmarks Preservation Commission The Landmarks Preservation Commission is holding a public hearing on the proposed designation of the Jamaica Savings Bank, located at 161-02 Jamaica Avenue in Queens, on Tuesday, May 15, 2007. The hearing will take place at the Commission’s offices located at 1 Centre Street, 9th […]

Jamaica Rezoning Proposal Not Well Recieved

From the New York Sun Jamaica Rezoning Proposal Is Drawing Fire in Queens BY ELIOT BROWN – Special to the SunMarch 29, 2007URL: http://www.nysun.com/article/51454 Jamaica residents and local legislators are criticizing the city’s planned rezoning of the Queens neighborhood. The 368-block plan is part of the Department of City Planning’s effort to rezone much of […]

Queens CB 8 Rejects Jamaica Rezoning

From the Times-Ledger Unanimous ‘no’ on Jamaica rezone plan: CB 8By Alex Christodoulides03/08/2007 After a hearing on the City Planning Department’s Jamaica Plan Tuesday night at Hillcrest Jewish Center, 15 members of Community Board 8 unanimously voted not to approve the rezoning initiative. Their recommendation will then be referred to the general CB 8 meeting […]

All About the Jamaica Rezoning

Major Rezone Plan Rife With Hang-Ups By LEE LANDOR, Queens Tribune “The DCP is proposing an amended zoning map for 368 blocks, including the elimination of one street in downtown Jamaica, 148th Street between 94th and 95th Avenues. It also identified 187 projected development sites and 424 potential development sites with a possible build year […]