Queens’ High Line project moves forward

TRD New York /
Aug.August 20, 2013 11:00 AM

Organizers of the QueensWay park project — also sometimes called “the Queens High Line” — have reeled in $1 million in funding and a feasibility study is finally slated to launch next week, the Wall Street Journal reported.

The nonprofit the Trust for Public Land is announcing today that two New York-based firms, WXY Architecture + Urban Design and dlandstudio, will head up the study to determine the project’s cost and scope, and create a conceptual design.

Residents will have the opportunity, through workshops and social media, to comment on the plan over the course of the yearlong study, Marc Matsil, New York state director for the Trust for Public Land, told the Journal.

The project would turn a 3.5-mile stretch of abandoned rail line in central and southern Queens — from Rego Park to Ozone Park — into the borough’s version of the High Line. The proposed attraction would offer bike trails, food kiosks, cultural programs and public art installations, and contribute green space to areas, such as Ozone Park, that lack parks.

The Trust for Public Land had issued requests for proposals in March to conduct a feasibility study. Of the $1 million in funding received for the study, the state contributed $467,000, as reported. [WSJ]Mark Maurer


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