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Old 03-23-2014, 04:48 AM
 
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March 27. 6:30 pm at the Senior Center, 243 E 204th St, Bronx NY 10458.
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Old 03-28-2014, 05:22 PM
 
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Here's an update from the meeting. There was a large turnout consisting of community residents, merchants, elected officials, as well as representatives from the NYBG, Bronx Zoo, Bronx Chamber of Commerce and city planning, zoning offices. The audience was clearly supportive of the vision of having a good mix of residential and commercial development and to not having too much low and supportive housing. The Community Board emphasized that since none of the land on Webster Avenue in the corridor is city owned, any one can purchase property and build anything that conforms with the zoning. The challenge is that the city and state provide incentives for developers to include the lower income and supportive housing making it profitable for them to build these developments. The Community Board urged the audience to get the word out and to keep on our elected officials to make contacts with the right developers. An encouraging note is that there was a women from a developer's office that was looking for contacts because they want to build private condos in the Bronx and had stopped looking in Brooklyn because the prices for land had risen too high. There was a reporter from the Norwood News so I'm sure there will be an article next week in the paper or on the website with more details. I will post the link when available.
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Old 03-28-2014, 05:56 PM
 
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An encouraging note is that there was a women from a developer's office that was looking for contacts because they want to build private condos in the Bronx and had stopped looking in Brooklyn because the prices for land had risen too high.
Private condos or coops is the best thing for that area. As I said before, building condos or coops will attract middle class folks which will diversify the area since the majority of the residents in the area are low income and working poor people.

If coops or condos were to be built through Webster, that would be a huge plus for the area and a moral booster!
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Old 05-15-2014, 11:46 AM
 
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Pietrang, I think the residents in Bedford Park and Norwood have been duped. In an earlier post you mention that in the community board meeting you were told that

2985 Webster Ave, 2987 Webster Ave, 2999 Webster Ave - 3 buildings 129 apartments owned by Mark Stagg were to become all market rate rentals.

According to the new issue of the Norwood News, those buildings are become Supportive Housing!!!

Are you aware of that?

Can something be done to revert those buildings to market rate rentals or even coops so that the neighborhood doesn't further degrade by this dysfuntional demographic?

Digital Edition of Norwood News Out! : Norwood News
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Old 05-16-2014, 05:22 AM
 
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I sent the article to the CB 7 Housing committee. The Norwood News is rechecking its source.
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Old 05-16-2014, 09:59 AM
 
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I sent the article to the CB 7 Housing committee. The Norwood News is rechecking its source.
Good because the area has more than enough low income/supportive housing. More middle class folks are needed in the area to water down the presences of the low income element of the area.
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Old 07-20-2014, 05:12 AM
 
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Default Update on Webster Ave

I have received information from elected officials and the CB that he developments going up on Webster between Bedford Park Blve and E 201st by Mark Stagg are not planned to have any supportive housing. It is still being considered either as affordable or market rate with commercial space on the ground floor. They are all watching this very closely. That said, anyone who lives around the area should keep the pressure on the CB and our elected officials so that it stays that way.
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Old 09-20-2014, 05:06 AM
 
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Supportive Housing Fears Quelled On Webster Avenue : Norwood News

Update on the buildings going on on Webster between BPB and East 201St St. No supportive. Market rate with 20% affordable.

Also I learned that the Botanical Gardens is preparing an RFP for the sites it owns on Webster. They would like a luxury hotel to go up.
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Old 11-08-2014, 04:19 PM
 
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The affordable units on Webster Avenue in Bedford Park are now accepting applications. 20% of the apartments are affordable with the remainder market rate. You can apply for the affordable units here:
https://a806-housingconnect.nyc.gov/...entPdf/116.pdf
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Old 11-08-2014, 05:28 PM
 
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The affordable units on Webster Avenue in Bedford Park are now accepting applications. 20% of the apartments are affordable with the remainder market rate. You can apply for the affordable units here:
https://a806-housingconnect.nyc.gov/...entPdf/116.pdf
What's the market rate rent?
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