Proposed Affordable Housing Development in Westchester Square Receives Strong Support from Local Community

Back in October 2018, YIMBY revealed a batch of fresh renderings and site plans for a proposed affordable housing development in the Westchester Square community of The Bronx. Today, the project is expected to move forward as intended following strong support from neighborhood residents, small business owners, and local union members.

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163 Johnson Avenue in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Permits Filed for 163 Johnson Avenue in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Permits have been filed for a seven-story residential building at 163 Johnson Avenue in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Located between Manhattan Avenue and Graham Avenue, the corner site is four block east of the Broadway subway station, serviced by the G train. The Grand Avenue subway station, serviced by the L train is nine blocks north of the proposed development lot. Yoel Werzberger of Watermark Capital LLC is listed as the owner behind the applications.

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A Void Proposal: The Proposed Mechanical Voids Zoning Amendment Rests Upon a Hollow Foundation

On January 28, the Department of City Planning released the Environmental Assessment Statement (EAS) for the proposed Residential Tower Mechanical Voids Amendment, which seeks to limit non-residential floor heights in future apartment towers within high-density districts. The 48-page document, which outlines the proposal and its impact, reveals a troubling foundation of groundless speculation, elusive language, and self-contradictory statements. The proposed amendment ultimately promises to stifle flexible planning, and fails to present a convincing argument in its support.

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