The momentum for developing Willets Point, aka the Iron Triangle (or iTri, for short), seems to be growing. The 75-acre parcel, which is next to the current Shea Stadium parking lot and the future Citi Field is currently the home of 250 car-related businesses. It also features no sewers and semi-paved streets. Toxic treasures unknown. The plan is for a $2 billion mixed use develoment and 8 firms, including Tishman Speyer, have submitted proposals. A development corporation headed by a former borough president is being formed and developers are talking about building a "city within a city" and Queens Crap expects eminent domain will be used to get the land. The Bridge & Tunnel Club put together a little photo tour of the Triangle last year.
· Beginning of the End for the Iron Triangle [Queens Crap]
· The Iron Triangle [Bridge and Tunnel Club]
· Shulman to Lead Willets Point Group [Queens Chronicle]
[Photo courtesy of AKlinloch/flickr]