Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Melrose Revitalization Continues

Daily News' Bill Egbert reports that some of the last city-owned abandoned lots in the Melrose section of the BoogieDown are poised for development.

No, it won't be a gleaming glass condominiums with a rooftop terraces and pools with one-bedrooms starting at $600K... (ahem, are you listening Brooklyn?) Instead the new developments there will continue Melrose's trend of revitalization without displacement.

The Department of Housing Preservation and Development is proposing commercial/retail space (including an Administration for Children's Services child-care facility), along with mixed income housing across the 5.5 acre site.

Of course, since the BoogieDown is the greenest borough, all proposals for the site must reflect green-building practices.

We'd love to hear our favorite Melrose resident Eddie weigh in on this development...


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