Aug. 21, 2013 By Christian Murray
A development plan that would bring thousands of apartments to Astoria’s waterfront passed an important hurdle Wednesday morning when it received the unanimous approval of the City Planning Commission.
The project, called Halletts Point, would add 2,100 units of housing, a supermarket and park space—to Astoria’s peninsula at 1st Street. According to the plan, 20% of the units would be “affordable”, with the rest at market-rate.
Lincoln Equities Group, the developer, has been pushing for a zoning change in order to go ahead with the billion dollar project. The plan calls for 11 buildings ranging from 11 to 31 stories.
The application for the zoning change still has to go before the city council for a vote. Once the city council gives it the thumbs up, the zoning permit is granted.