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Plans To Redevelop Flushing Waterfront Get State Approval

23 Jul 2018 6:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

A special state designation will allow Flushing to transform 62 acres of industrial wasteland into a new district with affordable housing.

By Danielle Woodward, Flushing-Murray Hill Patch (NY)

Acres of industrial wasteland that have long line Flushing’s waterfront could soon give way to a vibrant new downtown area complete with affordable housing, thanks to a special designation from the state.

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo in June designated 62 acres of land in west downtown Flushing as a “Brownfield Opportunity Area,” a title that helps neighborhoods fast-track transformations of polluted industrial sites into housing or business developments that could drive economic growth.

“This Brownfield Opportunity Area program gives local leaders the power to bring about much-needed change to properties that have been neglected within their communities,” Cuomo said.

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