Halletts Point Astoria Rezoning
On Thursday September 29th, the New York City Council – in a nearly unanimous vote – approved the Halletts Point rezoning and waterfront development plan. We are proud to have been land use counsel for this remarkable and transformative project, which will include nearly one-million square feet of mixed-use floor area, approximately 335 units of affordable housing, and over one acre of publicly accessible open space. The development required the approval of several complex zoning actions (including a rezoning and waterfront access approvals), pursuant to the Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP). As a result of our efforts in guiding the project through ULURP, the project received recommendations for approval from Queens Community Board 1, Queens Borough President Donovan Richards, as well as near unanimous votes for approval from the New York City Planning Commission and the New York City Council. The project will transform the Halletts Point Peninsula, while simultaneously addressing the City’s affordable housing problem.