NYC Council OKs 3 Major Queens Developments

Law360, New York (October 9, 2013, 6:17 PM EDT) -- The New York City Council approved three major Queens developments Wednesday, including a controversial $3 billion plan to create a new mixed-use neighborhood on a former ash dump and a $1 billion project on the Astoria waterfront.

The City Council voted 42-3 to approve the Willets Point proposal, which aims to transform a contaminated 61-acre site into a 5 million-square-foot mixed-use neighborhood developed by Sterling Equities Inc. and Related Cos. They also voted to approve Halletts Point, a $1 billion housing development planned for the Astoria waterfront...
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