What we do know so now: The Condominium complex is part of a large development project at the intersection of the Queens and Queensbridge avenues, in New York City’s Bronx borough.
Residents have been complaining about noise, air pollution and the effects of lead contamination, but the city has said that there has been no safety concerns, and there are no health concerns.
It is a massive, 600-acre complex of buildings and lots with the potential to house upwards of 500,000 people.
What we know now: In December, the developer submitted plans to the city for a 6,000-acre site near the Queensbridge/Queensbridge intersection, the site of a recent fire.
What it means for the development: The developer’s plans have been challenged in court.
In a ruling this week, Judge John R. Zappala Jr. found that the developer failed to demonstrate that a noise ordinance was necessary, and also failed to show that the noise caused a “health and safety threat” to residents.
How much will it cost?
The project would be located on about 1.6 acres of land.
The developer has been given a deadline of April 1 to get approval from the city to proceed with construction.
Why it is being challenged: A group of residents has been staging protests at the site since November, protesting the development’s proximity to a housing project and the fact that it would be built next to an elementary school.
The group has been trying to persuade the city, through a petition, to put the project on hold until a city hearing can be held.
Is there a chance it could be delayed?
Not at this time.
Can it be delayed or postponed?
Does it mean that the project will be allowed to go ahead?
Should there be a delay?
There is no such thing as a guaranteed delay.
When is it expected to be finished?
It is estimated to be ready for occupancy by 2025.
Who will pay for the construction?
The city has agreed to pay $1.5 billion for the project.
Will the project be funded through a bond?
In order for the developers to pay off their debts, they would need to pay back a bond.
Do residents want it?
Residents of the area are concerned about the noise and pollution, and they have also asked the developer to provide a plan to improve the area.
Where is it located?
At the intersection between Queensbridge and Queensdale.
In the past, residents have expressed concerns about noise and air pollution.
Am I in danger of getting sick?
Your health is your life.
Are there other noise concerns?
According to the New York State Department of Health, there have been no health and safety concerns related to noise, lead, or dust exposure in the area where the development is located.
Any other concerns?
If you or someone you know has health problems or has concerns about breathing problems or breathing problems, call 911 immediately.
Questions about the project?
If you have any questions about the Condommunity complex, call 311 or the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation at 1-800-222-CALL.