City Council Approves Rockaway Revitalization

BROOKLYN COLLEGE — The City Council last Thursday unanimously passed a initiative to revitalize downtown Far Rockaway, bringing a much needed flow of money and development into a community still rebuilding after Hurricane Sandy.

The brainchild of Councilman Richard Donovan, local and state officials, and community businesses, the Far Rockaway Redevelopment program is a $288 million plan designed to foster entrepreneurship and new residents, with programs ranging from increased access to affordable housing, to initiatives to a complete rezoning of the area.

Surrounded by city planners, legislators, and Far Rockaway community activists, Donovan proudly announced on the steps of City Hall that he was poised to cast his vote for the project.