Willets Point Revitalization project to be developed in New York

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Plans are now underway for the implementation of a Willets Point Revitalization project in Queens, New York. New York City Football Club has been collaborating with Mayor Adams and the local Queens community on the project.

The community leaders have given their approval to the project. But the development plan still needs to pass the City’s Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP), scheduled for this year.

A 25,000-seat soccer stadium will be the star component of the project. However, besides the soccer stadium, the Willets Point Revitalization project will also include 100% affordable housing with over 2,500 units.

In addition, it also offers a 650-seat school, a 250-unit hotel, as well as retail and dining options. Moreover, there will be open public space available on the property spanning over 40,000 square feet.

Development plans for the Willets Point Revitalization project

The Willets Point Revitalization project will be built in two phases, divided into four individual parcels.

A space, the Triangle Parcel will be within phase one development and Citi Field will contain 400 housing units and an 18-storey hotel. The T Parcel and a Northern Parcel sitting adjacent to Northern Boulevard will house additional 1,000 affordable units. This area will also be a ground-floor retail space.

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Additionally, both parcels will have underground parking, and a new road called 126th Street will be carved out. The road will be at the foot of the new stadium and will contain retail and open spaces.

The developers expect the Willets Point Revitalization project to be completed in 2027.

The project team

The project team includes HOK, a global architecture and engineering firm, that will design the stadium. While S9 Architecture will be the designer of the housing component, which includes several mid-rise structures. S9 Architecture designed the mid-rise structures with large courtyards that support the shape and massing of the stadium.

The project’s team have estimated that the entire Willets Point revitalization project will cost around $780 million.