The Jamaica Planning Initiative was conducted by the Mayor’s Office in partnership with Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, to identify community priorities and create a coordinated and equitable economic development strategy in one of our City’s great transportation, culture, arts, and commerce centers – Jamaica, Queens.
This plan is a product of 9 months of planning and outreach that included over 30 meetings with community stakeholders and elected officials. Two large public meetings each with more than 300 people were held in the Spring and Fall 2014. The Jamaica Now Action Plan incorporates the recommendations from key stakeholders including the Regional Plan Association, Greater Jamaica Development Corporation and York College and sets forth action items for investments that will strengthen connections between existing assets, support growth, and address community concerns.
Below is an image of the Timeline and Engagement Process chart (on the left) and a map of the Jamaica Now Action Plan Study Area (on the right). Both can be found on the second page of an accessible pdf of the Jamaica Now Action Plan.
The strategic actions outlined in the Jamaica Now Action Plan focus on the following three goals: