Borough Pres. OKs Medical Facility Here
What may be the most prominent eyesore in Broad Channel took another step towards a new life as a community medical center this week when Queens Borough President Helen Marshall signed off on a special permit and a variance needed for the project to move forward. The variance allows for a two-story community facility with medical offices at 707 Cross Bay Boulevard (seen here) and off-site parking at 728 Cross Bay Boulevard. The project, which won unanimous Community Board support in April, must now go before the Board of Standards and Appeals for final consideration. The properties are owned by Charles Howard, who is developing two other properties in the community for public use.