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 streets and public realm have become overtaxed with this newfound success. At its center, a huge oversized municipal parking garage stands as an impediment to smart urban development, and will be replaced with Flushing Commons. From its large green central park and animated fountain plaza, a series of important pedestrian thoroughfares provide strong connective links to the area’s retail streets and nearby heritage sites.