The Department of City Planning (DCP) has launched the Flushing Creek Study to explore opportunities to support the ecological health of Flushing Creek. The study will identify the barriers to improving the health of the creek, outline the steps to remove such barriers, and examine where funds for future ecological restoration projects could be directed. Learn more about the Flushing Creek Study.
LIC Waterfront Design Guidelines
The LIC Waterfront Design Guidelines are a set of principles and strategies intended to foster an overall sense of place and ensure the creation of a cohesive character for this evolving section of LIC. Each building developed along this key portion of the Waterfront should aspire to reflect the ‘industrial and creative character’ of Long Island City’s heritage, and be anchored by a dynamic network of publicly accessible open spaces. These guidelines seek to inform the process of establishing a distinct waterfront district connecting Queensbridge Park to Anable Basin that complements this unique neighborhood.
In support of Mayor de Blasio’s Housing New York Plan, the Department of City Planning (DCP) proposes a new neighborhood planning study for a 10-block area located in the western portion of Downtown Flushing in Community District 7 in Queens. The study area is bounded by Northern Boulevard to the north, Roosevelt Avenue to the south, Prince Street to the east and the Van Wyck Expressway and Flushing Creek to the west. Learn more about the Flushing West Neighborhood.
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