Hunters Point to get bigger
by Holly Tsang
Jun 08, 2010 | 406 views | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Progress will soon reside in Queens.

Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) Commissioner Rafael Cestero introduced on Monday phase one of a Hunters Point South project in Long Island City that upon completion will include 3,000 mixed-income affordable housing units, the largest housing development in NYC since the early 1970s.

“It has been decades since New York has seen a project of this scale with the aim of creating a haven of affordability for our hardworking families – the teachers, health care workers, veterans, municipal employees, and first-responders who are the irreplaceable backbone of our city,” said Cestero.

Plans for the site will also include approximately 22,000 gross square feet of new commercial space, 144 parking spaces, and a new 1,100-seat intermediate school/high school. Phase one, in the meantime, calls for 1,000 units of housing, of which at least 60 percent - or 600 units - will be permanently affordable.

“At Hunter’s Point South we are not just bringing life to the Queens waterfront,” said Cestero, “we are building a stronger, sustainable, and more affordable New York for the people who make this the greatest city in the world.”

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