The next piece of land to be built on will be Hunters Point South, which is slated for a large residential tower adjacent to the already near-complete Queens West development.
The proposed project has inspired protest and criticism, mainly surrounding what the definition of affordable housing will be. Concerned groups, including the Queens Affordable Housing Coalition, want people with lower incomes not to be shut out, and fault the City for using tax dollars to develop a project that most county residents cannot actually afford to live in.
On Sunday, members of the Coalition and other housing advocates toured the site and are readying a protest Sept. 14.
Queens On The Rise: Slated Hunters Point Project Draws Protest