Information about this lot
Join the Jamaica community organizing around this building on Wednesday, February 17 at 7pm for a community conversation:
GENTRIFICATION, DISPLACEMENT & LAND
A roundtable discussion hosted by Pastor Doris Johnson at Holy Ghost Upper Room, 14559 105th Ave, Jamaica NY 11435. Contact Pastor Doris Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org or (718) 791-1183.
Property is located in the Brownfield Opportunity Area:
I was reading this from Uprose:
"More Great News from UPROSE : As many know, UPROSE was part of the environmental justice leadership responsible for getting legislation passed that would make it possible for brownfields (contaminated land) in EJ communities be re-developed consistent with community priorities. It was historic & is being replicated throughout the country. In 2007,UPROSE was the first org. in the State to ask that the BOA address local climate adaptation needs . UPROSE successfully facilitated a multi-stakeholder process & incorporated our 197a plan & community priorities. Cesar Perales, the NYS Secretary of State just announced that the Sunset Park BOA was just designated today. This is good and comes with a 5% tax credit bump up on development within the BOA area so long as the development fits within the goals of the BOA (Brownfield Opportunity Area) - if you have any questions, please call Ryan Chavez at 718-492-9307 "
And I checked the nystate website for this program.
The Brownfield Opportunity Areas (BOA) Program provides resources to New York communities to establish effective revitalization strategies that return dormant and blighted parcels into productive, catalytic properties. Our goal is to work in partnership with local communities and organizations to develop and realize a community vision for redevelopment and community revitalization.
More info, maps, how to apply, sample projects that community organizations, and others are doing under the program.
the Waltham health center falls in the Jamaica brownfield Opportunity Area
projects in NYC area using boa money
fact sheet, and types of cbo they are looking for
Here are the official auction results: http://www.nyc.gov/html/dcas/html/business/sales_results.shtml
Want to help keep this City-owned property from going to a private for-profit developer? Write the Council Member and Community Board asking them to urge DCAS to remove it from the auction upcoming on Oct 28, 2015:
Template letter to Wills: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1whGA8qrVlshuWDlxAqEmd-c_ktvYQi9i8OBbzpfL_eM/edit
Template letter to CB12: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1C5LA3SBBxrIb-i0E37UwfqLlXSsc_FoCPE66bRkJsao/edit
This building is in the October 28, 2015 Surplus Real Estate Property Auction: http://www.nyc.gov/html/dcas/downloads/pdf/auctions/sales_auction_brochure_2015.pdf
2012 street view
the dataset from open data nyc says this is a health care center, but the simplified data set from big bytes nyc says this is a vacant property???