From the Queens Courier:
After nearly two years on the sideline, one of the biggest development projects in Queens is on the verge of taking a crucial step forward.
The Queens Courier has learned that Flushing Commons, a more than 1 million square foot, mixed-use development project at the site of the Municipal Lot 1 in downtown Flushing, will be certified by the Department of City Planning (DCP) on Monday, January 25, kicking off the seven-month Uniformed Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP).
“After a great deal of work in recent months to ensure that the Flushing Commons development plan will be an unqualified success and a positive addition to the Flushing community, we are excited and proud to be beginning the land use review process on January 25,” said Jamie Van Bramer, a spokesperson for Flushing Commons – a partnership of TDC Development and the Rockefeller Group.
“The plans we will be sharing with elected officials, the Community Board and numerous local stakeholders in the coming weeks both respect our original Flushing Commons vision and are wholly achievable within the challenging, ever-changing environment.”
The proposed project would include residential condominiums, new retail space and office space, possible hotel uses, a 1.5-acre public open space as well as create 1,600 parking spaces.
Wow, just in time for TDC to be chosen for Willets Point!