MAURD News
Feb 16 2012

Designing Urban Renewal: NYIT Architects Envision Plans for Willets Point

Willets Point

A group of architecture students and recent graduates redesigned a neighborhood in Queens, N.Y., as part of a city-wide initiative to redevelop the area as an engine for economic growth for New York City.

The group prepared design submissions for the Willets Point area to address New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Willets Point Redevelopment Plan, which includes mixed-income housing, a public school, retail and entertainment amenities, a hotel and convention center, office space, parks, and playgrounds. Willets Point, which is near Citi Field, home of the New York Mets, currently suffers from widespread petroleum contamination and many environmental issues. Read more.

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