Tuesday, October 16, 2007

News from the Ledge

After decades of discussion and planning, it seems that big developments may finally be coming to Hunter’s Point. Billed as an extension of the Queens West project, the Empire State Development Corp presented their most up to date proposal for a radically rezoned and redeveloped Hunter’s Point at a Community Board 2 meeting last week. The latest plans call for a top-to-bottom overhaul of the entire peninsula, including new streets and street extensions, parks, residential and commercial space, and a new school.

New Plans For Hunter’s Point

The redevelopment of the area will also fall into line with the recent movement towards waterfront access, and is expected to include public park space along the entire waterfront, as well as smaller, private parks within the housing complexes.

14 comments:

Davis B said...

I guess Jeffrey Harmatz met his ad quota for the week, so his story got published. Too bad he won't be getting any social security contributions.

Anonymous said...

The Ledge makes me want to jump.

Anonymous said...

The redevelopment of the area will also fall into line with the recent movement towards waterfront access, and is expected to include public park space along the entire waterfront, as well as smaller, private parks within the housing complexes.

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There just seems to be a spate of these things - is the real estate market starting to soften?

Anonymous said...

The redevelopment of the area will also fall into line with the recent movement towards waterfront access, and is expected to include public park space along the entire waterfront, as well as smaller, private parks within the housing complexes.
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What does this mean in plain English? Waterfront access like Shore Towers?

Lets see comitments in writing.

Anonymous said...

H-m-m-m......"EXPECTED to include....."!
Yeah......there's the verbal loophole.

"Public park space along the entire waterfront"......
What's it going to be a 20 feet wide strip
between the river and the stockade wall that will surround the new developments ?

Note:
"PRIVATE parks" within the housing complexes.....
to be used only by the privileged who live there
of course!

Anonymous said...

If you go on the EDC website, you can see a pdf of the presentation showing the site plan, including the building sites, heights, and park space.

ken said...

time for a new sign, Ledge, or hadn't you noticed that the one you've got up is falling to pieces.

Queens Crapper said...

Looks like some of the waterfront will have access but the big stretch in the middle is "open space within project B"

Hunters Point South

Anonymous said...

It looks to me like the big spot in the middle by the vent shaft building is a "green roof." The "open space within site B" looks like space around the buildings in the triangle at the south-east portion, off the river and by the creek. It looks like all of the land on the west by the riverfront will be public park space.

Queens Crapper said...

No, the space in the middle where the little peninsula is, is marked as "open space" but not parkland.

Anonymous said...

Looks like the kiddies will be able to play soccer and baseball, just not at the same time. Excellent planning!

Anonymous said...

No, you are not reading it correctly. The color scheme can be confusing. Look at the full presentation on the site, dated September 10, 2007. Page 10 shows the public parkland. The entire parcel is split into two sites. Site B is the south-east portion, not directly on the river.

Queens Crapper said...

Perhaps I have "site B" incorrect, but that color is not the color presented as that of parkland.

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful classy sign for the Queens Ledge. A perfect image for a business owned by that bozo pseudo businessman, Walter Sanchez.