Queens West

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Rising on approximately 50 acres of prime waterfront property directly across from midtown Manhattan, the Queens West Waterfront Development is one of New York City's most exciting mixed-use projects.

Project Overview

Ideally located at Hunters Point, Queens, directly across the East River from the United Nations, this joint public and private sector effort, Queens West, is reinvigorating a spectacular waterfront that overlooks one of the world's most recognizable skylines.

Panoramic views stretching from the Upper East Side to downtown Manhattan combine with outstanding transportation access, beautifully landscaped parks and recreational areas, and a superb development plan to provide an unparalleled location for residents and retailers, as well as a superb business opportunity for developers.

The parcels at Queens West are ready for development, with zoning and environmental approvals secured, and necessary infrastructure improvements in place. Queens West is also eligible for New York City- and State-sponsored economic development incentives, relocation assistance, tax relief and energy savings credits.

This spectacular 4.3 million-square-foot project already includes seven residential buildings with approximately 3,000 units, 120,000 square feet of retail space, an early childhood learning center, 2,081 indoor parking spaces and two magnificent public parks totaling ten acres. An additional four residential towers offering 1,800 residential rental apartments and 50,000 square feet of retail space are scheduled to come on line in the next several years.

Project Sponsors

Queens West is a joint project sponsored by the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey and the New York Empire State Development Corporation, in cooperation with the Queens Borough President. The  Queens West Development Corporation (QWDC), a subsidiary of the Empire State Development Corporation, was established in 1992 to facilitate implementation of the approved development plan. The four-member QWDC Board of Directors, two from each sponsor, plays an instrumental role in formulating policy and authorizing major actions.


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