City under pressure to make BK armory project 100% affordable BFC Partners plans to build 300 units, 12 townhouses and a sports center in Crown Heights
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The Bedford Union Armory 上海贵族宝贝交流区 development is again facing backlash this time from local politicians who say all of the units should be affordable.
U.S. Rep. Yvette Clarke, state Senator Jesse Hamilton and Assembly members Walter Mosley and Diana Richardson wrote to the New York City Economic De上海贵族宝贝论坛 velopment Corporation asking that 100 percent of the units at the city-owned site be below-market rate, the New York Daily News reported.
Developer BFC Partners plans to turn the Bedford Union Armory building into 300 apartments, 12 townhouses and a sports center. According to BFC s plan, half of the apartments would be designated affordable. But local politicians and community activists say that still puts the units out of the reach of many in the neighborhood.
The state and federal representatives also want the number of apartments that give preference to locals to increase from 50 percent to 80 percent. They also 爱上海同城手机版 say no more than 40 percent of the apartments should be studios and one bedrooms.
“Our concerns with the proposed project outweigh the supposed good that the project does in the commu上海千花网 nity,” the elected officials wrote, according to the paper. “Public land is a publi上海龙凤论坛 c resource, and we only have one chance to get this project correct.” They also noted the land is the last larg[……]