Council wants more Willets info

October 08, 2008 09:30AM

Faced with a November 12 vote to approve the controversial redevelopment of Willets Point, City Council members are complaining that not enough specifics about the plan’s costs have been revealed. Mayor Bloomberg has earmarked $400 million in the city’s annual fiscal budget for the plan, but has not shown how that total breaks down. The city has not provided details about the five land-lease deals it signed in the project’s footprint, which account for 3 acres of the 62-acre site. Rep. Monserrate of Jackson Heights said that the plan’s 32 opponents in the City Council are also skeptical because a developer has not been named.


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