The city announced it is seeking bids from developers to build up to 200 affordable apartments on a vacant East New York parcel.
The site, bounded by Atlantic Avenue, Chestnut Street and Dinsmore Place, sits across the street from the public City Line Park and neighbors a soon-to-be-built school, according to Crain’s. It was excluded from the recent rezoning of East New York.
“The city-owned lot at Dinsmore-Chestnut has been vacant for decades: a tragic and all-too-familiar symbol of previously unfulfilled promises and a lack of investment in East New York,” City Council member Rafael Espinal said in a statement. “With the East New York Neighborhood Plan that passed the City Council a mere eight months ago, and the de Blasio administration’s commitment to building affordable housing, this site is finally being put to effective use.”
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