NEW YORK CITY-Following up the 2008 rezoning of Hunter’s Point South in Queens, the Bloomberg administration on Monday issued RFPs for the first phase of redevelopment there. It calls for 1,000 new housing units, at least 600 of which will be affordable for middle-income renters.

Reportedly the largest affordable housing development in the city since the early 1970s, when Co-op City in the Bronx and Starrett City in Brooklyn were completed, the 1,000 new units will be built on a 56,800-square-foot parcel on formerly industrial land along the Queens waterfront. It’s also the largest affordable development in the history of the Bloomberg administration’s New Housing Marketplace Plan, which seeks to create or preserve 1650,000 units of affordable housing.

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