Street Change Vote Postponed Until March

The vote to change two streets in Ozone Park and Woodhaven will have to wait until at least March in order to be resolved.

Originally scheduled to take place at the Feb.14  Community Board 9 meeting—which covers both neighborhoods—Community Board 9 officials confirmed that the vote has been pushed back until March in order to accommodate residents who live in Woodhaven and Ozone Park.

The February vote, which was to be held at Kew Gardens, was rescheduled to be held at the Richmond Hill Volunteer Ambulance Corps in Woodhaven at 7:45 p.m. on March 13.

The two street changes, if approved, would change 84th Street from a one-way northbound to a one-way southbound from Liberty Avenue, and convert 89th Avenue from a two-way street to a one-way eastbound operation between Woodhaven Boulevard and 97th Street.

Mary Ann Carey, district manager of Community Board 9, said that the board had received numerous complaints from residents regarding changing the venue of the meeting to a location that was closer to Woodhaven and Ozone Park.

At that point, State Assemblyman Mike Miller intervened, arranging for the meeting to be held at the ambulance corps building in Woodhaven, according to Carey.

Ed Wendell, president of the Woodhaven Residents’ Block Association, said Tuesday that he welcomed the decision to change the meeting location, as it would be easier for residents to attend the meeting.

By Jean-Paul Salamanca


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