May 02, 2007

Plans For The Citifield Neighborhood

Karen Matthews at North Jersey, writes about Citifield and how Mayor Bloomberg plans to develop the surrounding area:

We believe that out of these ashes can rise New York City's next great neighborhood, a dynamic center of life, energy and economic activity and a model for sustainability and environmental stewardship," Bloomberg said. "After a century of blight and neglect, the future of this area is very bright indeed."

The master plan for the area known as Willets Point, or the Iron Triangle, includes a school, a 700-room hotel and a 400,000-square-foot convention center. Over the next decade the plan would replace 225 auto shops and 25 industrial and manufacturing businesses with 5,500 housing units, 1.7 million square feet of retail and entertainment and 500,000 square feet of office space.

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