Started in 2007 by former Queens Borough President, Claire Shulman, the Flushing Willets Point Corona Local Development Corporation is comprised of private and public sector stakeholders who seek to develop a comprehensive set of economic development goals and facilitate development projects that help revitalize and stabilize the Greater Flushing – Willets Point – Corona neighborhoods of Northern Queens area.
We focus on development initiatives including the creation of housing and community open space, opportunities for health and wellness, and improvements to infrastructure and mass transit options.
If you have any ideas or would like to volunteer, get in touch with us or use the contact form at the bottom of this page.
Our portfolio includes a wide array of projects from affordable housing, an approximately 40-acre BOA waterfront plan, transportation initiatives, and beautification of our city.
The FWCLDC is an advocate for the implementation of affordable housing. The LDC has spurred the development of affordable housing in conjunction with the improvement of the Flushing Main Street Long Island Railroad Station. Through the Flushing Waterfront Revitalization Plan, additional opportunities for affordable housing have been created.
For two years, the FWCLDC, with support from its funders, has been providing horticultural care for planters on twelve medians and a pedestrian island refuge (triangular center between Northern Boulevard and Roosevelt Avenue, Queens). These planters not only cater to the beautification of Downtown Flushing, but are also traffic-calming devices that slow cars driving on either sides of these islands. Additionally, the island refuge is a safe place for pedestrians to pause or wait while crossing the long road that is Northern Boulevard and Roosevelt Avenue.
Working with the Department of City Planning, the LDC has completed the Flushing Waterfront Revitalization Plan and is currently awaiting designation from the Department of State. The Plan aims to transform underutilized, vacant, and environmentally-challenged areas into a vibrant, new mixed-use community.
The LDC is an initial proponent of rehabilitating the LIRR Station on Main Street. Major renovation work started in 2016 and should conclude around 2018. In addition to the LIRR station improvement, the LDC advocated for the rehabilitation of the Roosevelt Ave Bridge, which would include bike lanes.
Use the form below to contact us. We would love to hear you thoughts/ideas about improving the community. Please also use this form to learn more about our volunteer opportunities.
136-65 Roosevelt Ave. Floor 2, Flushing, Queens 11354
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