Real estate roundup: Flushing Commons construction woes, Costco eyeing downtown Jamaica


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

Rendering courtesy of TDC Development International

“Flushing Commons will eventually bring open space, housing and retail to downtown Flushing, but right now, construction is creating a problem for pedestrians and drivers alike.”

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Developers close on Flushing Commons deal: report


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Rendering Courtesy of New York City Economic Development Corporation

Developers of the near decade-old $850 million Flushing Commons project have reportedly closed on a deal to buy the parking lot where the housing and retail complex will be built.

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Department of Buildings reviewing Flushing Commons permit


| mchan@queenscourier.com

Renderings courtesy of New York City Economic Development Corporation

Developers of the long-stalled $850 million Flushing Commons project have filed their first permit with the city’s Department of Buildings, according to Crain’s and city officials. A DOB spokesperson said the department received and will review an application from TDC Development International and The Rockefeller Group. The near decade-old project will bring housing and retail […]

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Flushing Commons finally moves forward


| tcullen@queenscourier.com

Photos courtesy of New York City Economic Development Corporation

The long-delayed Flushing Commons project is finally starting this fall, with accommodations for parking and small business, the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) has announced. The $850 million project, a decade in the making, got the green light Tuesday, March 12, and construction is planned to start later this year. The two-phase project […]

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Flushing Commons Must be Approved


By Queens Courier Staff

Last week, Community Board 7 held a public hearing on the proposed “Flushing Commons” project. Over 70 people registered to talk about the privately funded $800 million project that would transform the five-acre Municipal Lot 1 site in the heart of Main Street Flushing into a dynamic mixed-use urban center. The majority of those who […]

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Flushing Commons to begin review process


| pdavis@queenscourier.com

The Department City Planning (DCP) certified a plan to transform the five-acre Municipal Lot 1 in downtown Flushing – officially starting the clock on the seven-month public review process for the long-awaited, mixed-use development project. “After years of hard work and community involvement, the Department of City Planning has begun the public review process for […]

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Flushing Commons must go forward


By Queens Courier Staff

Flushing Commons, the proposal to redevelop Municipal Lot 1 in downtown Flushing is the single most important project in the history of Flushing. It must be allowed to continue and be completed. Flushing Chamber of Commerce President Myra Baird Herce said, “We are at the moment in history where we have the chance to make […]

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Tussle over Flushing Commons revisions


| pdavis@queenscourier.com

Dozens of Flushing community members turned out to hear updated plans and voice their support for the redevelopment of Municipal Lot 1; however, the changes to the project are creating a tussle within the community. Michael Meyer, President of TDC Development, whose group was chosen by the city to develop the area three years ago, […]

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UPDATE: Council approves Flushing Commons


| pdavis@queenscourier.com

Project approved. Actually, project overwhelmingly approved. On Thursday, July 29, the City Council voted 45-2 with zero abstentions in favor of the long-anticipated and sometimes controversial Flushing Commons development project. “I think this is great win for Flushing,” said Michael Meyer, President of TDC Development, who is building the project with the Rockefeller Development Corporation. […]

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BREAKING NEWS: Council approves Flushing Commons


| pdavis@queenscourier.com

Project approved. Actually, project overwhelmingly approved. On Thursday, July 29, the City Council voted 45-2 with zero abstentions in favor of the Flushing Commons development project, leaving only Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s signature as the final piece of the puzzle. Flushing Commons is a privately-financed joint venture of TDC Development and Construction Group and the Rockefeller […]

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UPDATE: Council approves Flushing Commons


| pdavis@queenscourier.com

Project approved. Actually, project overwhelmingly approved. On Thursday, July 29, the City Council voted 45-2 with zero abstentions in favor of the long-anticipated and sometimes controversial Flushing Commons development project. “I think this is great win for Flushing,” said Michael Meyer, President of TDC Development, who is building the project with the Rockefeller Development Corporation. […]

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