QUEENS BOROUGH BOARD TO VOTE ON PLAN TO IMPROVE ACCESSIBILITY OF MASS TRANSIT; HEAR PRESENTATIONS ON SERIES OF PROPOSED ZONING TEXT AMENDMENTS

Monday, June 7 at 5:30 PM

(June 4, 2021 at 12pm)

QUEENS, NY –The Queens Borough Board, chaired by Borough President Donovan Richards Jr., will hold a virtual meeting on Monday, June 7, at 5:30 PM.

The meeting will include a vote on “Elevate Transit: Zoning for Accessibility,” a proposed citywide zoning text amendment that would allow the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) to work more efficiently with private developers to better achieve accessibility throughout the transit system for people with disabilities.

It will also include a series of presentations from the New York City Department of City Planning (DCP) outlining other proposed citywide zoning text amendments, including the 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. A second presentation will outline plans to expand the City’s efforts to encourage the opening of convenient and accessible grocery stores in underserved neighborhoods, while a third presentation will detail a proposal to ease restrictions and reduce red tape for gyms, martial arts studios, and other health-related businesses.

This meeting will be conducted virtually with Borough Board members participating via videoconference. The meeting will also be live-streamed to the public on the Borough President’s website at www.queensbp.org.

WHAT:         Queens Borough Board to Vote on Plan to Improve Accessibility of Mass Transit and Hear Presentations on a Series of Proposed Zoning Text Amendments

WHERE:       Public live stream at www.queensbp.org

WHEN:         Monday, June 7, 2021 at 5:30 PM

WHO:              DONOVAN RICHARDS JR., Queens Borough President

Miembros de la Junta Municipal de Queens

MUNSUN PARK, Senior Real Estate Planner, Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA)

ANGELA BELISSIO, NYC Department of City Planning

JOY CHEN, NYC Department of City Planning

JOY RESOR, NYC Department of City Planning

SCOTT SOLOMON, NYC Department of City Planning

Acerca de la Junta Municipal

La Junta del Distrito está presidida por el Presidente del Distrito, de acuerdo con la Carta de la Ciudad de Nueva York, y está compuesta por los miembros del Consejo Municipal del distrito y el presidente de cada Junta Comunitaria del distrito. La Junta se centra en cuestiones relacionadas con el uso del suelo, el desarrollo, la política pública, el presupuesto y otros asuntos importantes con posibles implicaciones para todo el distrito. La Junta escucha las presentaciones de los funcionarios de la ciudad y de otras personas y, como parte del proceso de revisión del uso del suelo, a veces se le pide que vote sobre cuestiones de uso del suelo que afectan a más de un distrito de la Junta Comunitaria.

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