Jan. 8, 2018 By Nathaly Pesantez
A public meeting is scheduled for Wednesday in Long Island City to discuss Plaxall’s Anable Basin Rezoning proposal.
The meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 10 at the Plaxall Gallery, located at 5-25 46th Ave.
The public meeting, organized by Community Board 2 and Plaxall, will include an overview of the proposed rezoning of the Anable Basin area, bordered by Vernon Boulevard to the east, 45th Avenue to the north, 46th road to the south, and extending to the East River.
Plaxall, the plastic manufacturing company, owns most of the 15-acre area. The family behind the company is seeking to establish a special-mixed-use zoning district that would allow for higher residential density and manufacturing in the area.
If the special Anable Basin district is implemented, the area could see nearly 5,000 units built over 15 years time.
The Wednesday meeting compliments a public scoping meeting regarding the proposed rezoning held last month. The meeting was a chance for the public to comment on the topics that will make up the project’s draft environmental impact statement (DEIS).
The DEIS will touch on the potential effects the proposed rezoning would have in the neighborhood in areas like transportation, schools, flooding, and more.
The city is still receiving public comment on the draft scope of work until close of business on Jan. 19, with the upcoming meeting designed to be prior to the deadline. Community Board 2 suggests any testimony to be given at the meeting also be submitted to the city at:
℅ Department of City Planning
120 Broadway, 31st Floor
New York, NY 10271