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Old 03-01-2014, 06:55 AM
 
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Community Board 7 will be holding an informational meeting for merchants and management companies throughout the Webster Avenue corridor.

Many merchants and community members have been asking what changes will be happening on Webster Avenue. Community Board 7 is taking this opportunity to bring you up-to-date and for you to ask question.

Location: Sister Annunciata Bethel Senior Center; aka Bedford Park Center
243 East 204th Street
Bronx, NY 10458

Seating is limited so we ask that you register by calling the office at 718-933-5650.
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Old 03-01-2014, 07:08 AM
 
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Couple of doors down from the old Idle Hour bar.
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Old 03-01-2014, 07:09 AM
 
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There are several developments in progress or planning:

Jackson Development:
Webster Ave Commons
3560 - 3640 Webster Ave - 5 buildings 443 apartments
all affordable 50%-100% AMI

Concern for Independent Living
3349 Webster - 116 apartments
50% affordable 50% supportive

The Doe Fund
3100 Webster - 82 apartments
66% affordable 44% supportive

L&M/Communilife
412-414 East 203rd St
70% affordable 30% supportive

Mark Stagg
2985, 2987, 2999 Webster - 3 buildings 129 apartments
All market rate

Azimuth/SEBCO
3160 Webster 60 apartments
100% affordable 80% AMI

Andrew Maniglia
Webster Ave and BPB
Market rate proposal
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Old 03-01-2014, 07:46 AM
 
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There are several developments in progress or planning:

Jackson Development:
Webster Ave Commons
3560 - 3640 Webster Ave - 5 buildings 443 apartments
all affordable 50%-100% AMI

Concern for Independent Living
3349 Webster - 116 apartments
50% affordable 50% supportive

The Doe Fund
3100 Webster - 82 apartments
66% affordable 44% supportive

L&M/Communilife
412-414 East 203rd St
70% affordable 30% supportive

Mark Stagg
2985, 2987, 2999 Webster - 3 buildings 129 apartments
All market rate

Azimuth/SEBCO
3160 Webster 60 apartments
100% affordable 80% AMI

Andrew Maniglia
Webster Ave and BPB
Market rate proposal
Good to see that at least 2 of the developments will be geared towards MARKET renters (or so they say), however, for the sake of improving the neighborhood, why can't the following developments below also be converted to either 100% Market or at least 80% market and 20% "affordable"???

Jackson Development:
Webster Ave Commons
3560 - 3640 Webster Ave - 5 buildings 443 apartments
all affordable 50%-100% AMI

Concern for Independent Living
3349 Webster - 116 apartments
50% affordable 50% supportive

The Doe Fund
3100 Webster - 82 apartments
66% affordable 44% supportive

L&M/Communilife
412-414 East 203rd St
70% affordable 30% supportive

The Supportive Housing element of the development needs to be scrapped from the plans as the argument is that they ALREADY exist in the neighborhood.

Creating more Supportive Housing developments in the neighborhood creates an open invitation for prospective supportive housing tenants (i.e. drug addicts, homeless and mentality ill people) from other neighborhoods of the Bronx and other boroughs to come to this Bronx neighborhood because the housing they require exist there.

This in turn will solidify and further concentrate low income and poverty in this neighborhood which traditionally is middle class/working class.
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Old 03-01-2014, 07:51 AM
 
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Creating more Supportive Housing developments in the neighborhood creates an open invitation for prospective supportive housing tenants (i.e. drug addicts, homeless and mentality ill people) from other neighborhoods of the Bronx and other boroughs to come to this Bronx neighborhood because the housing they require exist there.

This in turn will solidify and further concentrate low income and poverty in this neighborhood which traditionally is middle class/working class.
Gotta put them somewhere and BK and QNS have more better uses for their prime real estate.
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Old 03-01-2014, 09:23 AM
 
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The community board is fighting to keep the amount of supportive housing at a minimum. That's all they can do and that was the topic of last month's housing and zoning committee meeting. It helps if residents and others with a stake in the community show up and speak up at these meetings. At the last meeting, an organization named Praxis presented a preliminary proposal for a new building on Loring Place just down from BCC campus consisting of 70% supportive and 30% affordable. The committee told them they would prefer a mix of more affordable less supportive. While community boards can only express or withhold letters of support (ultimate decision is made by city planning I believe), these letters of support have sway with the city. That's why it's important to show up.
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Old 03-01-2014, 09:30 AM
 
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Gotta put them somewhere and BK and QNS have more better uses for their prime real estate.
Don't be so smug. BK and QNS as well as Manhattan have their share as well. In most of new developments, the city trades zoning variances for affordable and supportive mix. I work down the street from a luxury high rise in Manhattan that has affordable units in it. You might recall a recent news story about a kid found dead in an apartment in that building. That was in one of the affordable units. Have you been reading the papers about the development for the Domino Sugar site? DeBlasio is fighting now to get more affordable units there.
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Old 03-01-2014, 09:33 AM
 
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The community board is fighting to keep the amount of supportive housing at a minimum. That's all they can do and that was the topic of last month's housing and zoning committee meeting. It helps if residents and others with a stake in the community show up and speak up at these meetings. At the last meeting, an organization named Praxis presented a preliminary proposal for a new building on Loring Place just down from BCC campus consisting of 70% supportive and 30% affordable. The committee told them they would prefer a mix of more affordable less supportive. While community boards can only express or withhold letters of support (ultimate decision is made by city planning I believe), these letters of support have sway with the city. That's why it's important to show up.
Would you happen to know the total number of Supportive Housing developments already in existance in Bedford Park and Norwood and their actual location? I know there are a couple but the only one I can think of is on the corner of Grand Concourse and Bedford Park.
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Old 03-01-2014, 09:46 AM
 
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Would you happen to know the total number of Supportive Housing developments already in existance in Bedford Park and Norwood and their actual location? I know there are a couple but the only one I can think of is on the corner of Grand Concourse and Bedford Park.
Zoning committee is trying to obtain a list from Bronx planning office. I may have one soon. Another problem is that social service agencies contract directly with landlords privately to house people needing support and there is no central database at this point. (This is what Norwood Boy has seen in his parents building on Mosholu Pkwy.) The zoning committee wants to create one so they can make an effective argument to limit any more supportive housing in CB 7. By the way, I found out the new building that went up on Mosholu Pkwy at E 205th St. is market rate with 1 BR renting for $1800/mo.
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Old 03-01-2014, 10:23 AM
 
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That's great that Mosholu Pkwy at E 205th St. is market rate. Hopefully the LL is able to fill the apartments and not resort renting to low income/subsidized tenants.

Having a directory of all the supportive housing developments and units rented in private apartment buildings is a great idea as that gives the residents who are opposed to these proposed supportive housing developments ammo to present to the powers that be that there are more than enough supportive housing that already exist in the neighborhood.
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