From the Times Ledger:
Deputy Mayor for Economic Development Robert Lieber told Flushing leaders last Thursday that the city is committed to dusting off and starting the public approval process on its Flushing Commons project, an announcement that caught several in the room, most notably City Councilman John Liu (D−Flushing), by surprise.
“I was happy to hear the deputy mayor make a surprise announcement regarding the municipal lot,” Liu said. “I’m looking forward to seeing not only how he will perform CPR on, but exhume this project from its grave to get it back on a respirator.”
Reached for comment, the city Economic Development Corp., which has been working with TDC on the project, confirmed that it intends to certify development plans for public approval by the end of 2009. In an interview with TimesLedger Newspapers, TDC President Michael Meyer was equally optimistic about moving ahead with the project by year’s end.
Just in time to bid on Willets Point!