THE petition to include a community center with a pool in the Plaxall rezoning has surpassed its goal of 500 signatures. That’s 500+ residents of Hunters Point who now await the final decision by the city like a child waits for Christmas morning.
Nevertheless as mentioned last week, the expense to include this much needed facility for the community is negligible. Cut 10% of the whopping 300k square feet allocated to light industrial and reclaim 20k sq ft. of now redundant resident-only gym space from the new residential towers, and bingo: a 50k sq ft. rec center with more than enough room for a pool, gym, studios, etc. Throw in that the build-out on a massive project should be benefiting from tremendous economies of scale, and both the real estate and cash costs are greatly reduced.
In light of this may our elected officials put aside their priorities and consider those of the locals in this not unreasonable request.
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