2018 CPEO Brownfields List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Mon, 30 Jul 2018 16:00:57 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-brownfields
Subject: [CPEO-BIF] Flushing waterfront, Queens, New York
Brownfields Plan Could Revive Elements of Scrapped Flushing Rezoning Scheme

By Sadef Ali Kully
City Limits (NY)
July 25, 2018

A state designation that will fast track the clean-up of long-polluted sites and a waterway in Flushing could usher in waterfront redevelopment despite the 2016 withdrawal of a bid to rezone the neighborhood’s coast. 

A full rezoning still seems off the table, however.

The Flushing Willets Point Corona LDC nominated the area for a state-funded Brownfield Opportunity Area (BOA) designation grant to address environmental issues on vacant or underutilized properties. The Cuomo administration approved the grant in June.

The BOA grant from the state will allow a clean up for those deteriorated sites and Flushing Creek. One of the grant’s requirements is for a nomination application to showcase economic development opportunities of the nominated area. The Flushing Willets Point Corona LDC hopes to turn the brownfield sites into an area for light industrial and mixed-use redevelopment, create open spaces and improve access to the waterfront site.


For the entire article, see


Lenny Siegel
Executive Director
Center for Public Environmental Oversight
a project of the Pacific Studies Center
P.O. Box 998, Mountain View, CA 94042
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