Rep. Meeks, Local Elected Officials Announce Roadmap for Action & $91 Million for Downtown Far Rockaway
Far Rockaway, New York — (RealEstateRama) — This morning, Congressman Gregory W. Meeks (NY-05), elected officials, and several of New York City’s Commissioners announced Roadmap for Action, a plan to revitalize Downtown Far Rockaway. In addition to providing $91 million to revitalize Downtown Far Rockaway—the most significant investment in the Rockaways in decades—the Roadmap for Action updates zoning, encourages mixed-income housing, improves transportation infrastructure, and connects small businesses to local jobs. Regarding this announcement, Congressman Gregory W. Meeks issued the following statement:
“Years ago, I secured a two million dollar federal investment to kick off the effort to revitalize Downtown Far Rockaway. The Roadmap for Action continues that effort and offers a promising path forward for Downtown Far Rockaway, its economy, and its residents. By rezoning and making a number of infrastructure improvements, The Roadmap for Action will continue to transform Downtown Far Rockaway. Whether it is through expanded sidewalks and more street lighting, or the building of new affordable housing units and the creation of local jobs, our community members will be able to witness the transformation for themselves.
“This announcement is only the beginning; we will have to continue to work until all of Rockaway enjoys prosperity. But with partners like Mayor de Blasio and Council Member Richards sharing my commitment to making that a reality, I am reassured we can do just that. I will continue to work in Congress to pass a robust transportation infrastructure bill, so that we can further enhance and invest in our neighborhoods and cities.
“I thank Mayor de Blasio, council members, and all of my other partners, and I look forward to working with them towards our goal of an increasingly flourishing Far Rockaway.”