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Amazon’s Long Island City HQ2 could be part of Anable Basin megaproject

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Plaxall Realty is looking to rezone a 15-acre waterfront site in Long Island City, and Amazon could set up shop there

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Amazon’s rumored Long Island City HQ2 could be located within the proposed Anable Basin megaproject, Politico has learned. Though neither Amazon or the city would comment on the rumors, Politico has learned that the project could located on the land owned by Plaxall Realty.

In November last year, Plaxall unveiled a nearly 15-acre rezoning proposal for this area of the Long Island City waterfront. The project would create 5,000 condos and rentals, 335,000 square feet of creative production and light manufacturing space, 3.1 acres of public waterfront esplanade, up to 30,000 square feet of community space, and a 700-seat public school. While Long Island City is already in the midst of a residential boom, the rezoning might prove to be an added bonus for Amazon.

Just north of the rezoning site, TF Cornerstone has planned a 1,000-unit rental development in response to a city-issued request for proposals to bring residential and commercial space to that area. In addition to the apartments, the development will have 100,000 square feet of manufacturing space, 400,000 square feet of office space, 19,000 square feet of retail, an 80,000-square-foot public elementary school, and a one-acre waterfront park that will adjoin with an existing public pier. We’ll be sure to update you on these developments as Amazon unveils more information over the coming days and weeks.