Tuesday, January 24, 2017

City wants development over LIC train tracks


From DNA Info:

The city is looking for a developer to construct housing, retail and open space above a rail yard in Long Island City, according to a Request for Proposals published Monday.

The city's Economic Development Corporation, along with the MTA, is seeking a third party to develop the 58,000-square-foot parcel at 11-24 Jackson Ave. bordered by 21st Street, Jackson and 49th avenues.

The city owns the air rights to the site, which is currently used by the LIRR for storage. Any development would need to be built over the existing rail yard, similar to the Hudson Yards development in Manhattan which is being built above the West Side Yard.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

A sinkhole just appeared in Manhattan, of all places.
You expect them in Florida, etc.
Can this be a result of over development?
Of course NYC supports development.
Gung ho! Build, build build!
Where else would its crooked politicians get their campaign contributions from, if not the real estate industry?
It cost a lot to buy your public office and be put on the city dole.
Conversely, it cost a developer chump change to buy his politicians!

Anonymous said...

previous poster - another tired recitation of the same stuff.

want to do something - go over to the Court Sq Civic and give 'em some backbone to do things unscripted and come out against this. A civic should be more than a dog and pony show.