Residents of College Point and Whitestone packed the Poppenhusen Institute last week to express their opposition to recently funded plans to extend Linden Place through the Flushing Airport site, a move they say will increase congestion in the community, destroy valuable wetlands and create a flooding threat to adjoining properties.
Linden Place extension opposed in College Pt.
The New York City Economic Development Corporation, which is overseeing the project, said construction could begin as early as 2008 on the site. The EDC ultimately hopes to develop much of the 24-acre site, although Avella and CB 7 have been adamant that they would not approve of any development plans until infrastructure improvements such as the Linden Place extension are completed.
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