- 2. Support continued industrial activity in
the areas industrial precincts by retaining
low density manufacturing districts (implemented
3. Create opportunities for infill housing
in the mixed-use Hunters Point community
(implemented in 1995); and
4. Provide for continuous public waterfront
access between Queens West and Queensbridge
Park through the adoption of a Waterfront
Access Plan (implemented in 1997).
The Framework was undertaken to integrate zoning
changes and development projects approved in Long
Island City beginning in 1986, including the Court
Square Subdistrict, a three-block high density
zoning district, and the Queens West residential
and commercial East River waterfront project.
These approvals have resulted in a 1.25 million
square foot office building at Court Square for
Citibank and a 522-unit residential building at
Queens West. Ground-breaking for the second residential
building occurred in December 2000.