Two of the city's largest planned developments are headed to the City Council for consideration, as the Planning Commission voted this morning to approve the Willets Point and Hunter's Point South developments in Queens. The two Bloomberg administration-led rezoning plans would permit the development of more than 10,000 apartments, though many on the Council have publicly resisted Willets Point.
The planning commission voted 11-1 and 12-0 in favor of, respectively, Willets Point and Hunter's Point South, according to a Department of City Planning spokeswoman, an unsurprising vote given that the board is controlled by mayoral appointees. The one vote against came from the representative for Public Advocate Betsy Gotbaum. read more »