Since its creation, Queens West Development Corporation (QWDC) has done much
to transform a derelict and contaminated waterfront area into what is now a
vibrant and thriving community. The project has constructed nine residential
buildings (providing over 3,315 units of housing), over 120,000 square feet of
retail amenities, public streets and utilities, a public school, and 10 acres of
public parkland and recreation areas, featuring stunning panoramic waterfront
views of Manhattan.
Looking ahead, the project will include two additional residential buildings, 1 new acre of park land, a second public school, and a public library. The projectís private sector development partners include TF Cornerstone, Rockrose Development Corp and AvalonBay Communities.
The project area originally included 74 acres of waterfront property in Queens, stretching from Anable Basin to Newtown Creek. In May of 2009, approximately 30 acres of this property was transferred to the City of New York for construction of its own Hunters Point South project, which will include 5,000 units of housing (60% of which will be for middle income residents).
Queens West Development Corporation |
633 Third Avenue, 33rd Floor | New York, NY 10017 | Fax: 212-803-2349
For more information, contact us at: QueensWest@esd.ny.gov