Remaking Queens Boulevard is about more than just street geometry. Massengale also envisions taller buildings along the street to match its width and create a place that feels less like a wide-open highway and more like a grand boulevard.When you click through to the original analysis they are pimping, you find this:
You can see in the “Before” photo above that the market has clearly said over the years that housing away from the artery (even just half a block away) is more desirable for most than being right on the boulevard. Even the main shopping is one block away from the boulevard in some locations.Now, as you and I know, there are already a TON of tall buildings situated along Queens Blvd, so it's interesting that they decided to focus on this stretch where the tall buildings are set back and claim it has anything to do with pedestrian safety or livability.
Real estate shilling much?