5Pointz Public Hearing On Wednesday


There’s a public hearing on Wednesday, May 22 regarding developer David Wolkoff’s redevelopment plan for 5Pointz, the graffiti-clad art mecca in Long Island City. Wolkoff plans to demolish the current structure and building two residential towers. Note that Wolkoff is able to demolish the building under the existing zoning – he just needs routine Department of Buildings permits – but the Community Board does have a say in the redevelopment plan for the project, which is calling for an upzoning.

As the Long Island City Post reports, Wolkoff is seeking a total of 980,000 square feet among the two buildings, which would have 1,000 market-rate rental units. He’s proposing 30,000 square feet in public space to appease the community. The meeting is at 7 pm at MoMA PS1 at 22-25 Jackson Avenue, right next to 5Pointz itself.

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