A Willets Point tenant business leader said he does not anticipate the city will move out any of the businesses in the industrial business community until at least 2011.
Marcos Neira, who represents about 60 businesses at Willets Point, said he has been negotiating relocation terms for businesses that rent in the area and city officials have indicated the removal of the businesses is not imminent.
“I don’t think anything will happen here for a while. We’ve got some time,” Neira said. “It gives us the time to find the right place, to find a place to be moved together.”
The city Economic Development Corp., which is heading up the redevelopment plans, maintained that its timeline was unchanged and hoped to have the site razed in 2010.
Willets Point tenant leader says no biz relocation until ‘11