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Part 2: Responsible Development, Together...Creating a Community-Centered RFP

  • The Irish Center 10-40 Jackson Avenue Long Island City, NY, 11101 United States (map)

This special meeting is part two of a two-part meeting to work together to develop a community-centered vision for the responsible development of the 22 acres proposed for development around Anable Basin.

In this meeting, small groups will work to ideate and develop recommendations in the areas including education, environment, affordable housing, economy, transportation and recreation as they relate to the proposed site’s development and the greater needs and want of the communities surrounding the area.

The collective vision of community groups and residents will be presented to the Economic Development Corporation (NYC) and form the "Community's RFP" (Request for Proposal) to be distributed to stakeholders and developers who intend to develop the land and/or bid on the project.

This approach centers the community’s values in the bidding process and allows us to proactively influence the developer’s bids.

In the first session (April 9), Thomas Devaney, Senior Director of Land Use & Planning (The Municipal Art Society of New York), will present to us on urban land development, the concerns of segmentation of Anable Basin land parcels and the approval processes for developing this land. The 125-year-old The Municipal Arts Society is the premier non-profit citizens' group that works for smart urban design, city planning & landmark preservation.

This second session (April 16) will be an active workshop, in which groups will work to develop ideas that will ultimately reflect the community’s values and needs in areas such as environment, education, affordable housing, economy and recreation.

Special Guest Organization:

Special guest organization for this month’s forum is Court Watch NYC, an organization that builds the power of ordinary New Yorkers to demand an end to mass incarceration. Court Watch is expanding into Queens in February and will share information about their organization and ways Hunters Point residents can become involved in their mission.