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City Limits: Won Greenlights 3,200-Unit Astoria Development, Paving Way for Council Approval

The City Council is poised to approve development of a $2 billion, 3,190-unit complex in an active industrial swath of southern Astoria, after the local councilmember green-lit a new version of the project with hundreds of additional income-restricted apartments than previously proposed.

Councilmember Julie Won announced that she will vote in favor of an application to upzone the manufacturing district ahead of a land use committee vote Monday, paving the way for the massive 12-building project known as Innovation Qns with 1,436 apartments priced for low- and middle-income New Yorkers—up from 711 in the original project proposal. The full City Council will vote next on the project, and councilmembers typically defer to the local lawmakers on land use applications in their district.

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