Downtown Flushing Framework<br />In 2004, the Economic Development Corporation (EDC) and Department of City Planning (DCP) of New York City launched the Downtown Flushing Framework to enact large scale improvements in the area.<br />
1. Flushing Commons<br />Municipal Lot 1 will become Flushing Commons.<br />Developers are TDC Development LLC, which was the force behind Queens Crossing Development, and Rockefeller Group.<br />Flushing Commons will include mixed retail, residential, and commercial development.<br />Parking for 1,600 cars will also be provided. <br />It will accommodate the new location of the YMCA, and feature a town square with water fountains and greenery. <br />
2. Willets Point<br />The city is using eminent domain to seize auto body and industrial use shops in the “Iron Triangle.”<br />The plan for Willets Point calls for the construction of a new 61-acre neighborhood, a convention center, a hotel, entertainment venues, open space, and even a public school. <br />
3. The Flushing Waterfront<br />A pedestrian bridge would link the Waterfront to Downtown Flushing and Willets Point, as well as Corona.<br />Along with more housing opportunities and commercial possibilities, the proposed project would enable waterfront access. <br />
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