City Hall has cut ties with Your LIC, a coalition of four developers formulating plans for a portion of the Long Island City waterfront where Amazon had planned to build a second headquarters, after failing to reach an agreement with the developers over infrastructure investments they would make.
The city will withdraw its plots of land from the Your LIC planning process, after officials determined that the developers were not offering adequate open space and infrastructure investments as part of the project, City Hall spokesperson Mitch Schwartz confirmed to Patch.
Patch has reached out to a spokesperson for the Your LIC coalition and will update this story with their response.
"We remain committed to Long Island City's future as a thriving mixed use community," Schwartz said in an emailed statement. "That means supporting proposals that properly account for the development's critical infrastructure needs and impacts, like open space, transportation and water and sewer.
"After extensive discussions with YourLIC developers, we are disappointed that the proposed project does not deliver on those requirements. This project must complement the surrounding area and properly support the development's residents, workers, and visitors. We're going to hold private developers accountable to those goals. Queens deserves nothing less."