Sunday, August 30, 2015

Shulman's pet project up for review

From the Times Ledger:

The Department of City Planning said it will release preliminary recommendations this fall for a project to revitalize the Flushing waterfront and bring affordable housing to the area.

In 2011, the Flushing-Willets Point-Corona Local Development Corporation got a $1.5 million state Brownfield Opportunity Grant to finance its Flushing Riverfront Project, which would clean up and rezone 60 acres on the Flushing waterfront. The project would create a planned community with waterfront access and housing and commercial space.

City Planning decided to integrate the corporation’s project with its study of Flushing West, part of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s 10-year affordable housing plan.

The agency plans to conduct outreach events in September, make some recommendations in October and start the environmental review process in November.

The review process would entail looking at a variety of environmental issues, including noise, air quality and the potential for any hazardous materials in the areas the agency rezones.


The Flushing Phantom said...

Don'tcha just love these idyllic architectural renderings of utopian dreams?
Where is the sixty foot statue of granny Shulman going to be placed?
How about a contest for the design of her monument?
My entry is...have her squatting on a commode with her right arm raised...Miss Liberty style...clutching a fistful of her bribe money.
The ambient stench of the Flushing River will give it great authenticity.
An optional detail would be a flush sound on the hour and half hour so we can tell the time of day.

(Sarc) said...

And we are going to give prime waterfront apartments to a bunch of section eight leeches...

Anonymous said...'s for Hong Kong Chinese who miss having a water in the old country.