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Willets Point Project Gets Underway with Site Remediation

City officials joined with the Queens Development Group (QDG) to celebrate the start of environmental cleanup for the first phase of development in Willets Point. One-hundred percent of the apartments on the first six acres of development at the 23-acre site will be affordable, under an agreement between the de Blasio administration, QDG and Council Member Francisco Moya.

“This long-awaited groundbreaking is testament to the dedication of all the players involved since Day 1,” said Thomas J. Grech, president & CEO of the Queens Chamber of Commerce. “This remediation will jump-start development in this critical area of Queens; further cementing Willets Point as a gateway to affordable housing, entertainment and parks.”

Related Companies’ Glenn Goldstein said, “This is a crucial step forward for Queens that will bring jobs while enabling the construction of key infrastructure and affordable housing.” QDG is a joint venture between Related and Sterling Equities.


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