Tuesday, July 13 at 5:30 PM

(July 9, 2021 at 2:15pm)

QUEENS, NY –The Queens Borough Board and the Queens Borough Cabinet, both chaired by Borough President Donovan Richards Jr., will hold a joint meeting on Tuesday, July 13 at 5:30 PM.

The Borough Board will vote on the proposed Citywide Hotel Text Amendment, which aims to create a consistent approach to hotel development citywide by requiring City Planning Commission approval for new and enlarged hotels and motels in mixed-use and paired M1/R districts. The Board will also vote on a proposal that would expand the City’s efforts to encourage the opening of convenient and accessible grocery stores in underserved neighborhoods. Finally, the Board will vote on a proposal that would ease restrictions and reduce red tape for gyms, martial arts studios, and other health-related businesses.

Following the June 25 expiration of the State of Emergency declared by Governor Cuomo as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, this meeting will be held in-person at Queens Borough Hall, although Board and Cabinet members will have the option to participate via videoconference. The meeting is open to the public and will also be live-streamed at www.queensbp.org

WHAT:         Queens Borough Board to Vote on Proposed Zoning Text Amendments during Joint Meeting with Queens Borough Cabinet

WHERE        Queens Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Boulevard in Kew Gardens

                      Public live stream at www.queensbp.org

WHEN:         Tuesday, July 13, 2021 at 5:30 PM

WHO:            DONOVAN RICHARDS JR., Queens Borough President


                       Members of the QUEENS BOROUGH CABINET                             

About the Borough Board

The Borough Board is chaired by the Borough President under the New York City Charter and comprised of the borough’s City Council members and the chairperson of each Community Board in the borough.  The Board focuses on issues dealing with land use, development, public policy, budget, and other important matters with potential borough-wide implications. The Board hears presentations from City officials and others and, as part of the land use review process, is sometimes called upon to vote on land use questions that impact more than one Community Board District.

About the Borough Cabinet

The Queens Borough Cabinet is chaired by the Borough President under the New York City Charter and comprised of the District Managers of each Community Board in the Borough and representatives from city agencies.  It focuses on city service delivery and agency responsiveness across the borough and hears presentations on these issues from City officials and others.

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