Real estate giant Tishman Speyer plans to turn a contaminated Long Island City site into a new high-rise residential development with ground-floor retail space. But first, the company must reckon with the site’s toxic legacy.
Located at 28-10 Jackson Ave. near Queens Plaza, the property was once part of a larger complex owned by the West Chemical Company. The site had been used to store chemicals needed to make products like floor waxes and industrial cleaners.
Queens Plaza Site To Be Developed After Cleanup
How do you clean up cleaning fluid?
Tishman Speyer’s plan calls for the removal of all accessible contaminated soils by excavating the entire half-acre site to a depth of 16 feet, deeper in areas where there is greater contamination.
Oh, ok, thanks. What park services this area? You know, within 10 minutes walking distance?
Photo of "cleaning time" clock from Forgotten-NY.com