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Projects & Proposals > Queens > Long Island City Printer Friendly Version
Long Island City Rezoning:
Executive Summary - updated October 2, 2001
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Rezoning Area
The rezoning establishes the Special Long Island City Mixed Use District (LIC District) in the core of Long Island City, extending diagonally along Jackson Avenue from Vernon Boulevard to 41st Avenue and consisting of the Hunters Point, Court Square, and Queens Plaza subdistricts (illustrated on page three). Most of the blocks within the former Special Hunters Point Mixed Use District (HP District) are included in the Hunters Point Subdistrict, and special mixed-use provisions for these blocks remain in effect. The Court Square Subdistrict (shown at right), an existing three-block subdistrict of the HP District, continues to be a three-block subdistrict within the LIC District. The rezoning eliminates restrictions on residential development in the Court Square Subdistrict, but the subdistrict’s other provisions linking high density development to subway and other improvements are unchanged. The most significant zoning changes are embodied in the Queens Plaza Subdistrict, which consists of a triangular-shaped area between Court Square and Queens Plaza. This area has been rezoned from light manufacturing zoning districts to mixed-use zoning districts.

PDF Document The adopted Zoning Text Amendment is in pdf format.

Zoning Change
Long Island City Zoning Changes
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Under the development scenario outlined in the Environmental Impact Statement, approximately 5.0 million square feet of office development and 300 housing units, in addition to retail and institutional developments, could be developed on several sites over the next decade.

Buildout as Analyzed in the EIS
axonometric view of a 3D model of the  rezoning area showing the schematic buildout scenario analyzed in the EIS
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