Opponents fight Willets Point land transfer to developers

Claim more approvals needed for $2B mixed use project on 23-acre site in Queens

TRD New York /
Aug.August 15, 2014 02:15 PM

Opponents of the Willets Point redevelopment claim that, before the city can transfer all the land for the project to developers, additional approvals from the mayor and the Queens Borough Board are needed.

The $3 billion plan includes residential space and a mega mall and will displace hundreds of car repair shops currently located in the area.

Queens Development Group, a joint venture between Related Companies and Sterling Equities, is planning to develop the 23-acre site it bought from the city for $1 in 2013.

Two acres have already been transferred to the developers.

A community group on behalf of land owners in the area are now saying that can’t happen yet, because the city did not own all the necessary parcels when the sale was approved. The city owns more than 95 percent of the land that’s needed to start phase I of the development. The city purchased a parcel on 37th Avenue as recently as June. [TimesLedger] — Claire Moses

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