Willet’s Point, just 1 stop from the 7 Line in Flushing, Queens will become New York’s next up and coming neighborhood. The redevelopment of Willets Point will transform the neighborhood into a vibrant destination filled with new housing and retail amenities, community facilities including a central 8 acre park, a luxury hotel, and convention/sports center known as CITI Field. Currently the City owns about 95% of the land thus leaving about 50 businesses which are still holding out and are not in agreement with the project. The project infrastructure work is already underway, but the actual commencement date of construction is to be determined.
It will link this district, in one of the most vibrant parts of Queens, to basic infrastructure and establish a major new mixed-income neighborhood and commercial destination that will create jobs and recapture billions in spending now lost to the suburbs.
New York City’s Economic Development Corporation: WILLETS POINT DEVELOPMENT