renderings courtesy of Department of City Planning
Together with the Department of City Planning and a wide range of stakeholders,
the Flushing Willets Point Corona LDC completed its series of recommendations for land use actions along 40 acres on the Flushing waterfront.
When implemented, the proposal will:
Generate opportunities for the revitalization, rehabilitation and community-oriented redevelopment of underutilized, vacant, and environmentally challenged areas near the Flushing waterfront through recommendations intended to facilitate the coordinated development of new mixed-use buildings and create new public walkways and open space along the waterfront and the extension of pedestrian and vehicular circulation systems from the downtown to the waterfront in order to support a more economically, social diverse and improved quality of life in this vicinity of Downtown Flushing.
To achieve this vision, we will strive to hit objectives that were guided by a robust public engagement process. The key recommendation outlined in our nomination included:
- A land-use strategy including the creation of a Special Flushing Waterfront District to enable a new vibrant well-planned extension of Downtown Flushing for mixed-use redevelopment and affordable housing;
- New open space and waterfront access;
- Improvements to pedestrian flows and vehicular movements; and
- Long-term improvement of water quality in Flushing Creek.
Together, the LDC and DCP strove to satisfy both private interests and public needs and incentivize property owners to redevelop underutilized sites, while ensuring that such redevelopment yields tangible public benefits. If it were not for the Brownfield Opportunities Area Program grant from the Department of State, this level of planning would not have been possible. Furthermore, the development that would likely have ensued in the BOA’s absence would further isolate the waterfront from the broader community, effectively wasting what is potentially a peerless community asset.
The BOA Nomination Study and Environmental Assessment Review are now available to the general public. Materials can be retrieved from the 2nd Floor in References at the Queens Library at Flushing and at the Flushing Willets Point Corona LDC office.
The completed BOA Nomination which includes a nomination study and an Environmental Assessment Review can be found by clicking to the right.
BOA updates and presentations of prior stakeholder meetings can be found clicking to the right.