Comprehensive Neighborhood Planning: Mobility and Sustainable Infrastructure

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The Your LIC team conducted community outreach activities focused on comprehensive neighborhood planning for mobility and sustainable infrastructure. The outreach included online submissions at YourLIC.nyc and an online webinar with more than 80 community members participating on March 9, 2020.

See more on the workshop summary >

Watch Workshop 4 online below


The Your LIC team conducted community outreach activities focused on comprehensive neighborhood planning for mobility and sustainable infrastructure. The outreach included online submissions at YourLIC.nyc and an online webinar with more than 80 community members participating on March 9, 2020.

See more on the workshop summary >

Watch Workshop 4 online below


We want to hear your questions about Mobility and Sustainable Infrastructure in LIC!

Community Q & A

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    What is sustainable infrastructure?

    eleonorabersh Asked 5 months ago

    Traditional infrastructure is large centralized public facilities, long distances from the end user. This has resulted in significant environmental and social impacts on the communities where they are located.

    Sustainable infrastructure is the establishment of high efficiency neighborhood or “district scale” systems that create positive environmental and social impacts based on the higher density and proximity of mixed uses commonly found in urban areas such as:

    • Reduced impact on aging public infrastructure by engineering shared use and recycling into the solution.
    • Reduced carbon footprint related to transmitting electricity and water locally
    • Reduces the reliance, particularly during peak demand, on inefficient centralized utility plants and thus contributes to environmental justice by reducing the location of these large utility plants in low income or disadvantaged communities
    • Increasing the availability of potable water without increasing the basic infrastructure by recycling of wastewater and stormwater on site.
    • Energy conservation and production where it is used


    These systems are large enough to have significant benefits and small enough to be rapidly constructed.

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    Can the developers influence the City and State to provide more subway access to Long Island City?

    gmellow Asked 5 months ago

    We look forward to a fruitful dialogue with the MTA as part of the public process.


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    What’s the public transit situation going to be? How do I get from home to work and back?

    5 months ago

    We are looking to find as many multi-modal solutions for moving visitors, workers and residents around and to and from the district. One goal is to reduce reliance on public transit by creating a place where people can live and work.


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    How many apartments/residents are planned for the 28 acre site? Hard to assess without that information.

    5 months ago

    We look forward to discussing the topics of density and uses, including public amenities, commercial and residential at our next public workshop planned for 3/23.


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    Aahhh, the new Amazon employees can walk or bike from the Z hotel to their new offices near Anable Basin.

    5 months ago

    While none of the developers have any agreements at this point, the point is that people will be able to walk or bike to work -- any new developments, residents, and workers should be integrated with the surrounding community and we need to build better connections with LIC more broadly.


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    You guys gotta stop with the silo thinking. Comprehensive planning means looking at development holistically, comprehensively. This is somewhat interesting but not meaningful.

    5 months ago

    We agree comprehensive planning means looking at development holistically. We believe so much can be achieved by four developers working together across property lines to create an integrated plan for the 28 acres in response to the needs and ideas expressed throughout our community visioning process.


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    What if you don't ride a bike and how does this help us get into Manhattan?

    5 months ago

    We are planning comprehensively with every mode of transportation available to us. In addition, by introducing jobs in LIC, we aim to reduce the dependency on transportation to Manhattan.


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    Mr van Bramer also has repeated that public land is for public use, so where are we standing on that?

    5 months ago

    TF Cornerstone agrees that public land must be used for public good. TFC has committed to not pursue any market-rate or luxury residential uses on the two public sites that it has been designated to develop. Instead, these sites are focusing on creating significant public open space, a school, and job-generating uses. In addition, the land will be subject to a lease and remain under public ownership in perpetuity.


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    So the public gets a little sliver of its public land for some walking lanes and some bike paths, and the developers get their towers. Sweet.

    5 months ago

    Each developer has committed to providing neighborhood-enhancing uses on their properties, for example, public open space, schools, and more. 


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    How about a blank slate for the need for resiliency?

    5 months ago

    Without a strong resiliency plan and sustainable infrastructure improvements tied to smart development, the area will be increasingly vulnerable to coastal and inland flooding, and further erode over time.