Plans to transform a site along one of NYC's most polluted waterways are marching forward. This week, developers United Construction & Development Group, F&T Group, and Young Nian Group released new renderings of the $2-plus billion megaproject slated to revitalize a vast stretch along Flushing Creek in Queens.
Designed by Pei Partnership Architects, with Hill West Architects leading the master planning, the project that will add 3.4 million square feet of apartments (1,725 units), a five-star hotel (320 rooms), retail shops, and offices to 29 acres to the waterfront site near Citi Field. The development's offer will be spread across three 19-story towers connected by a ped pridge at podium level.
The development plan also includes an environmental cleanup of the waterside patch which has been severely polluted for decades due to past industrial use. The larger goal of the project, which falls under the Flushing West Rezoning, is to improve public access to the waterfront promenade and create a more streamlined connection to Flushing's main thoroughfare.
The developers are eyeing an opening date in 2024.