Con Edison said late Monday it had dropped plans to sell a 21-acre parcel of land in Astoria, Queens to a developer who wanted to lease it to Federal Express, which would have used it as a distribution hub for its delivery trucks.
Con Ed Backs Out of Astoria Land Sale
Community groups and local politicians opposed the sale to Steel Equities, a developer from Long Island, because they said the extra truck traffic would exacerbate the already poor air quality in the neighborhood known as “Asthma Alley.”
A spokesman for Con Ed, Michael S. Clendenin, said the utility had not yet entered into a contract with Steel Equities and was not ordered by the Public Service Commission to back out of the proposed sale.
“We were still in negotiations on the sale price and everything,” Mr. Clendenin said. “We decided we wanted to re-evaluate our options.”
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Con Ed decides against Astoria land sale
Posted by Queens Crapper at 12:36 AM
Time to build another smog machine plant for the new condo developements etc.More asthma!Itll take years to build anyways and Im sure there will be another blackout before then. Thanks! new luxury settlers.
City Councilman Peter F. Vallone Jr., an opponent of the sale who represents the area, applauded the decision. The neighborhood, he said, already gets an inordinate amount of traffic from vehicles going to and from Rikers Island and La Guardia Airport, as well as Grand Central Parkway and the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway.
“It’s a neighborhood oversaturated with trucks on streets lined with one- and two-family homes,” Mr. Vallone said. “We’re hopeful that the city can make parkland out of it.”
not a word peter about the impact on traffic from 10,000 units planned next to the astoira houses?
not a word peter about the impact of a wall of 20-40 story buildings lining the waterfront?
but your pants get out of shape over a facilty that would have 1 truck every 10 minutes going through an industrial area with wide streets?
why does the press let him make statements without challenge?
where is this plot? 21st AVE??
20th ave and 37th st or so.
interested in building there?
these people proposing a park for that lot are out of their minds.
Understand the Willets Pt guys are to be relocated here.
You can scream and no one will hear you.
CB1 the community board from hell.
If you go over to astorians.com they will claim those power plants are up in the Bronx.
If you go over to astorians.com they will ask, power plants, what power plants?
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