Discussions about the new 400-unit multifamily development coming to Throgs Neck continue today as the City Council hears about the plans from the community.
Some residents say the plan will bring affordable housing and good jobs to the area. On the other hand, some say the neighborhood is already overcrowded, which could lead to problems such as transportation and school capacity.
The proposal was approved by the city plan last month. Mayor Eric Adams said he supports the plan. Across his four buildings along the Bruckner Highway, 400 new apartments will be brought into the neighborhood. Developers say the four buildings will provide a supermarket, affordable housing for veterans and seniors, and a youth center.
Since the plan was announced, there have been protests both for and against the rally. Some local unions say the plan could have a positive impact on the city’s affordable housing crisis, but other residents say it could make police and fire departments less efficient. It is pointed out that there is
Bronx residents rallied outside City Hall today to support the project ahead of city council hearings on the proposed plan.
Other residents expressed concern about how this would affect their quality of life, starting with being able to find parking when going to a store or coming home from work.
An official vote for the project will be scheduled at a later date.