Mayor says new regulations will prevent overdevelopment in Throgs Neck

Mayor Bloomberg returned to the Throgs Neck section of the Bronx Tuesday, four months after promising to study overdevelopment in the area. The mayor told residents that the section was overdeveloped and he proposed regulations that will curb over-building and improve quality of life.

Among the many proposals:

- Forbidding development of attached town houses- Single family homes will have to provide two parking spots in their driveway to free up street parking- New developments will have to reduce their size to fit the character of the neighborhood- Strict waterfront regulations

Mayor Bloomberg expects these new proposals to be signed into law in about a year. He says Throgs Neck residents will then begin to see dramatic changes in their neighborhood.

Most residents were happy with mayor's proposals and glad to hear that overdevelopment will be stopped. Some local groups, however, were pushing to get more enforcement of existing laws. Group representatives say the broad zoning regulations put into place years ago are what allowed Throgs Neck overdevelopment in the first place.

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