From the Daily News:
THE SPRAWLING complex of condos and stores dubbed Sky View has been a looming presence on the Flushing landscape for years.
But the white colossus has been more of an uninhabited fortress of solitude until recently.
The first closings at Sky View Parc - several towers of condos set atop a shopping center at College Point Blvd. and Roosevelt Ave. - are set to begin in June.
Many locals have mixed feelings about the development, especially because the area is inundated with planned new projects with construction that promises to last for years to come.
"I'm excited about the project, but I do have some concerns," said Assemblywoman Grace Meng.
"That area is crowded now, any time of the day," said Meng (D-Flushing). "A serious concern is for parking, traffic flow and congestion."
There will be 1,650 retail and 350 residential parking spots when the first phase of construction ends, Rose said. When the final three towers are built, 400 spaces will be added.
The city Transportation Department plans to check the timing of traffic signals at College Point Blvd. and Roosevelt Ave. for delays due to heavier traffic in the area, agency officials said.
Some local leaders aren't so sure that will cut it.
"We don't believe the traffic scenario is going to work," said Community Board 7 Chairman Gene Kelty, though he conceded that the area could "always use the housing."
"The problem is the location," he said.