So the infamous long abandoned playground at 171st St & 109 Ave, long known for illegal dumping and an area also known for drugs and shooting, most recent killing being 36 year old Niheen Donigan, and where my comrade-in-arms Community Activist Pamela Hazel and her crew have cleaned up that old playground many times due to a very neglected realty company in Brooklyn, David Crown Landua Realty, who allowed it to look like shit and the city did not hold him accountable, will be developed into many houses.
So now this not very big parcel of land (and a house next to it) is going to be turned into 9 two story, two family houses, which is NOT what that area needs, to become more crowded, more cars on the street, plus the fact that all those big old trees in that playground and all the green has been taken out and so we will have yet another concrete mess more than likely. It should have been converted back to a playground and green space for the many people who live there. And are the new owner of all these homes going to take care of the property, make sure that good decent tenants move in or is this going to be another third world piece of shit with a slumlord. The area already has some problematic illegal conversions, so is this just going to make the area worse or improve it. I am not counting on the later knowing how things go here, especially that area. Let’s face it, that is not a big parcel of land and they are going to cram 9 two story, two family houses on it.
Brooklyn-based Regal Realty has filed applications for nine semi-detached two-story, two-family houses at 171-05 109th Avenue, located on the corner of 171st Street, just south of downtown Jamaica. The buildings will measure 2,530 square feet each, and across the entire development, the residential units should average 800 square feet apiece. There will be a total of 16 off-street parking spaces. Jeff Akerman’s Brooklyn-based architecture firm is the architect of record. The 21,148-square-foot plot is mostly vacant with the exception of a two-story house at 108-49 171st Street. Demolition permits have not been filed.