Major League Soccer scouts ‘toxic’ land for replacement park space

TRD NEW YORK /
Oct.October 09, 2012 01:00 PM

With the proposal to make a Major League Soccer stadium at Flushing Meadows Corona Park comes the requirement by law to replace the 13 acres of parkland that the property would occupy, and the organization is scrambling to find it. DNAinfo reported. One of the sites the organization is considering is a toxic site on the Flushing River.

An MLS spokesperson told DNAinfo that they are “working with community leaders to identify parcels.”

The polluted plot is located in Willets Point and part of it is owned by the MTA. It measures 12 acres, and MTA’s Chairman Joe Lhota indicated that he would be willing to sell the land if the deal comes at a “fair market value.” The Flushing River, which is polluted, left the plot with “poor soil conditions: in need of remediation,” according to an MTA presentation.

But there are other sites being considered, such as a 16.6-acre lot in Rego Park near abandoned Long Island Rail Road tracks. The league has also offered to renovate the existing nine soccer fields that surround the proposed site.

The Flushing Meadows Corona Park site where the stadium is proposed could be at risk for flooding, as previously reported. [DNAinfo]


Related Articles

arrow_forward_ios
Renderings revealed: Beckham group’s Miami stadium

Renderings revealed: Beckham group’s Miami stadium

From left: 1800 and 1815 Park Avenue, MTA's Second Avenue Subway plan, and 160 East 125th Street between 3rd and Lexington (Credit: Google Maps)

Second Ave subway’s next phase could impact Durst, Extell dev sites

Corey Johnson’s MTA reform plan targets controversial Scaffold Law

Corey Johnson’s MTA reform plan targets controversial Scaffold Law

MTA renews 50K sf at Forest City’s 1 Pierrepont Plaza in Brooklyn

MTA renews 50K sf at Forest City’s
1 Pierrepont Plaza in Brooklyn

The MTA is still spending millions to maintain its empty headquarters

The MTA is still spending millions to maintain its empty headquarters

De Blasio to Cuomo: You’ve got the money, now fix MTA and NYCHA

De Blasio to Cuomo: You’ve got the money, now fix MTA and NYCHA

From left: RFR Holding's Aby Rosen, Gov. Andrew Cuomo, RXR Realty's Scott Rechler. (Credit: TRD, Pat Arnow, Getty Images, Pixabay)

Cuomo made appointments to state boards. Then, in apparent defiance of his own executive order, he cashed their checks

To pay for the broken MTA, Cuomo wants to tax landlords near new subway projects

To pay for the broken MTA, Cuomo wants to tax landlords near new subway projects

arrow_forward_ios
Loading...