Community Board 11 approved a proposal Monday night for a special permit to allow Bayside’s Trattoria 35 to expand its building.
111th Precinct Capt. Jason Huerta also showed up at CB 11’s meeting to discuss a recent spike in burglaries.
The evening’s only public hearing was for a permit to allow Trattoria 35, located at 213-15 35th Ave., to enlarge its existing building within an area that was divided between commercial and residential zones.
A spokesman for the restaurant said the plan would not add capacity for more customers at the eatery, but allow for restrooms and an elevator to provide access to the site’s second floor.
The proposal called for moving the zoning line 25 feet to include all of the restaurant’s property in a commercial zone.
“There has been concerned about the valet parking on-site,” Board member Henry Euler said. “Cars are seen driving on the sidewalk. But the applicant has stated they would look into the possibility of making an entrance to the parking lot next door.”
CB 11 approved the special permit for the eatery with only one board member voting against it.
At the meeting, Huerta gave attendees a rundown on a recent uptick in crime in the 111th Precinct.
“Unfortunately, we finished up the year with a slight increase in crime,” he said. “The year ended with a number of burglaries. We’ve made numerous arrests and we’re hoping some high bails will be set.”
He also warned of a suspect being sought by police for breaking into cars in northeast Queens.
“This person has broken into as many as 25 cars in one night,” he said.