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Development Project Around Citi Field Finally Moving Forward

August 27th, 2014 at 10:57 AM
By Mike Phillips

The area surrounding Citi Field is an eye sore to say the least. While parks like Baltimore's Camden Yards and Boston's Fenway Park look like they are a part of the city, Citi Field is surrounded by dozens of auto shops that are sitting on top of polluted land. The city has been working to revitalize the area, and can now proceed with their plans to bring life to an otherwise dead area of the city.

A lawsuit about the proposed project has been thrown out, Katie Honan of reports. With the lawsuit gone, the city has helped dozens of the automotive shops relocate and will likely begin construction on the different facets of the project soon. The highlights of the project include new housing developments, a convention center, hotels, a school, and a mega mall that is situated on what is currently a parking lot near Citi Field.

The first phase of the project that is underway is Flushing Commons, which broke ground in May. Flushing Commons will contain about 62 rental units as well as 500,000 square feet of retail and office space. The project will also include a park and a 62,000 square foot YMCA. No word has emerged yet on when some of the other parts of the project, including the mega mall, will get underway.

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