Development Team Discusses Waterfront Open Space, Congresswoman Maloney Says Make Room for Park

Consultants for a group of Long Island City property owners that plan to develop a large tract of waterfront property presented plans before Community Board 2 last week outlining where park space is likely to go and how they plan to combat flooding.

Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, who spoke before the presentation, said that the public land should be used for a public purpose.

“If I were on this community board I would be putting out a resolution that we should take the public land and turn it into a park for public use,” Maloney said.

Maloney added that the 28 acres provide an “extraordinary opportunity” for the community, which could bring parks, schools and a resiliency plan to protect the neighborhood from the next hurricane.

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