My office in partnership with NYC Department of City Planning (DCP), the Queens Borough President and all the other elected officials that represent the Jamaica and Hollis area have launched the Jamaica Areawide Rezoning (JAR) Steering Committee to help oversee a multiyear multiagency study about the future population growth in the study area. Together we meet monthly and give advice on our thoughts, aspirations and concerns as they begin the hard work of planning for a future community with more affordable housing and proper investment to improve the overall quality of life in the area. We are now ready to launch our Jamaica Study Survey to allow the public a greater say in what this study should focuson. Please visit bit.ly/jamaicaplansurvey to complete your survey now.
The Jamaica Neighborhood Survey is a short survey to provide DCP important feedback on what we love and want to preserve about the study area, and what issues we hope will be addressed in the future. The survey and much more information is available online at www.nyc.gov/jamaicaplan, but you can always contact my office over the phone to submit a survey as well at 718-776-3700. We will be collecting feedback from the community throughout the Summer until mid-September before allowing DCP to analyze the results and begin the long process of drafting solutions for our JAR Steering Committee to consider.
We need your help to make sure this survey is a success! If you live in, work in, worship in, go to school in, or travel through the study area we want to hear your thoughts. We want as many opinions as possible to make sure the priorities of this community are reflected in the final plan, presented by DCP and the JAR Steering Committee. Please take advantage of this blank canvas now and let us know what you want for the future of this study area.
Thank you so much for your continued support and stay tuned for more updates on this journey toward a better Jamaica.