Hunter’s Point South Redevelopment
By Grace Bello, NYCEDC Interactive Content Manager
As a Queens resident, I notice that people often pass through my neighborhood via the 7 train on their way to baseball games, or happen upon it when they head to P.S. 1 MoMA’s summer warmup parties. But take a ride on the East River Ferry, get off at Long Island City, Queens, and you’ll realize that the borough has even more untapped treasures to offer.
We at NYCEDC, in a joint project with NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development, are redeveloping the LIC area known as Hunters Point South. Home to a thriving arts scene, a neighborhood feel, and a gorgeous New York panorama, Hunters Point South is a gem that is almost ready to shine.
Play our video above to see what Mayor Bloomberg and NYCEDC envision for the area; the plan includes a waterfront park, sustainable and affordable housing for middle-income New Yorkers, local jobs for Queens residents, and more. For more information on the Hunters Point South initiative and many more, visit NYCEDC and follow us on Twitter!
Hunters Point South by the numbers:
- Located in Long Island City, Queens
- 30 acres of land, 11-acre waterfront park
- 5,000 housing units for 9,000 residents
- 60% targeting middle-income residents
- 96,000 SF retail space
- 46,000 SF public & community facilities
- A 10-year $350 million build
Images in video courtesy of SHoP Architects and Phipps Houses, Related Companies, and Monadnock Construction.