Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Statement on the city planning commission's certification of the Willets Point project

Yesterday, the City Planning Commission certified the Willets Point/Willets West project. This does not represent an endorsement of the project. It simply means that the applicant has submitted all the required paperwork to start the public review process. There are many controversial aspects of the proposal as submitted, not the least of which that it hinges on the alienation of public parkland for commercial for-profit purposes. We will be exposing a myriad of issues with the plan throughout the public review process, and we encourage all members of the public who are concerned about maintaining quality of life to come out and speak at the public hearings.