44th Drive RFP

City-owned Land 5-40 44th Dr. and 4-99 44^th Dr.; 1,000 residential units in 650’ and 500’ towers; NYC’s Economic Development Corporation promoted

 Located in the floodplain and hurricane evacuation zone 1, this area should revert to its original state as an ecological zone to protect the inland areas from flooding during storm surges and sea level rise. A highly risk-prone elementary school of 80,000 sq.ft. is proposed. On the basis of EDC’s RFP, development rights were granted to TF Cornerstone [Private Developer]. Community Board 2 requested in 2017 that this site be developed as a natural area park.  No hearing date set.

Take Action:

No public meeting has been set for this project yet.

Sign LIC Coalition’s petitionthat opposes the proposed TF Cornerstone development for the 44th drive RFP in favor of park land, which meets the communities’ recreational and environmental needs.

Learn More:

AUG 18, 2017: Community opposes LIC waterfront project; demands elected officials create more park land, Qns, by Anthony Giudice 

JULY 29, 2017: City unveils plan for 1,000 rentals, manufacturing space on Long Island City waterfront, CURBED, by Zoe Rosenberg

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