The development framework for Downtown Flushing seizes on the unique and significant attributes of the area and connects them into a cohesive whole, implementing improvements to the public realm and incentivizing high-quality private development. The framework builds upon the rich history and cultural diversity of Downtown Flushing; the study area currently enjoys a robust local economy and a regional identity as a center of Asian cuisine and food markets.
The overarching vision of Downtown Flushing consists of four interrelated components intended to capitalize on the area’s vitality, transportation assets, and potential as a regional retail and entertainment destination. The strengths of the traditional downtown core, centered at Main Street and Roosevelt Avenue, will be consolidated through transportation and streetscape improvements. The plan is to further reconnect this core to a redeveloped riverfront with new retail and residential options, as well as public access to the water. The vision includes connections to close but difficult-to-access amenities such as Flushing Meadows Corona Park and encourages rediscovery of it waterfront, inclusive of a proposed walkway and habitat corridor along the Willet Point Waterfront.
This ten-acre mixed-use development with parks, plazas, and retail will become the center of social and retail activity in downtown Flushing. Driven mostly by an influx of immigrants from East Asia, Flushing is one of the fastest-growing and most diverse neighborhoods in the US. Abuzz with shopping and socializing at all hours of the day and evening, its stree...
Queens West Open Space Master Plan
Queens West is a new mixed-use community planned for the Long Island City shoreline, directly across from midtown Manhattan and the United Nations. Central to its urban plan is an extensive open space system that includes upland and waterfront parks as well as streetscape. Beginning with conceptual plans the Thomas Balsley Associates team, together with Weintr...
Rijskaya District Master Plan
Description: Pacific Park is a major mixed-use development in the Atlantic Terminal area of Brooklyn, New York. When complete, it will occupy approximately 22 acres, including the air rights above the approximately nine-acre, below-grade Long Island Rail Road Storage Yard.
The open space, with an area of about eight acres at grade, is being designed by ...