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Sunnyside Yards update
« on: April 15, 2018, 05:16:21 PM »
A bit of news about Sunnyside Yards redevelopment:

City Selects Architecture Firm to Develop Master Plan For Sunnyside Yards: Report

https://sunnysidepost.com/city-selects-architecture-firm-develop-master-plan-sunnyside-yards-report

The city has selected an architecture firm to come up with a master plan for Sunnyside Yards, the first major step since it released a study last year that considered the feasibility of a large-scale development over the 180-acre area.

The Economic Development Corporation has selected PAU, a Park Avenue-based firm headed by notable architect Vishaan Chakrabarti, sources told Crain’s. Chakrabarti is behind the Domino Sugar Refinery project in Williamsburg and is also known for his work on Chelsea’s High Line.

PAU declined to comment on the appointment, and the EDC said it has not officially designated a team, Crain’s said.

EDC documents show the agency released a request for proposals for a Sunnyside Yards master plan in the fall of 2017, and expected to begin the one to two year master plan process in early 2018.

The master plan is expected to shape a long-term vision for a future overbuild of the site, which includes figuring out a zoning framework, the development’s phasing, and which components could be built out first, according to the EDC.

The feasibility study released last year says about 80 percent of the yards can be decked over, which allows for a variety of development scenarios to be built out. The study envisions three types of scenarios for the entire yard, which include residential, a live/work/play mix, or a destination type. All the concepts include thousands of residential units, schools, retail, and other mixed-use spaces.

Amtrak, which owns most of the Sunnyside Yards, approached the city in 2014 to discuss the possibility of a large-scale development above the yards in 2014. Mayor Bill de Blasio has publicly supported building over the yards, calling it a “tremendous opportunity” to bring housing and other amenities to the area.


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Re: Sunnyside Yards update
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2018, 06:10:04 AM »
Don’t hold your breath. The East Side Access has to be finished first. Which has gone way over budget and delayed. I think it is up to 11.5 billion and due in 2024. Building at this site will be very costly because you have to build a deck first.

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Re: Sunnyside Yards update
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2018, 09:19:39 AM »
Another Sunnyside Yard update, which says "Plans for the site include approximately 24,000 homes, up to 19 schools, 52 acres of public parks, open space and new transportation options for an overcrowded corner of the borough."

Full story: http://queenstribune.com/sunnyside-yard-planning-underway-this-summer/

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Re: Sunnyside Yards update
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2018, 09:27:22 AM »
Another Sunnyside Yard update, which says "Plans for the site include approximately 24,000 homes, up to 19 schools, 52 acres of public parks, open space and new transportation options for an overcrowded corner of the borough."

Full story: http://queenstribune.com/sunnyside-yard-planning-underway-this-summer/

I hope they are building a new train line to Manhattan too!

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Re: Sunnyside Yards update
« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2018, 07:13:16 PM »
Another Sunnyside Yard update, which says "Plans for the site include approximately 24,000 homes, up to 19 schools, 52 acres of public parks, open space and new transportation options for an overcrowded corner of the borough."

Full story: http://queenstribune.com/sunnyside-yard-planning-underway-this-summer/

I hope they are building a new train line to Manhattan too!

This location is PERFECT for development.

The train lines are already there to zoom into Penn Station...and also Central Station once that's finished.

A train shuttle back and forth would solve any transport issues.

And the infrastructure is already there!

I believe that's what the SUNNYSIDE YARDS are built for...to store the New Jersey/Amtrak trains from Penn Station when they're not being used.


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Re: Sunnyside Yards update
« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2018, 11:58:56 AM »
Make the whole thing a world class park for the park-short western section of Queens.

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Re: Sunnyside Yards update
« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2018, 01:31:12 PM »
Yes! Make it a park! (Won't happen. But that's def what they should do.)

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Re: Sunnyside Yards update
« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2018, 09:52:30 AM »
In area, Flushing Meadow Park is bigger than Central Park.  And it's bigger than Prospect Park.

I believe the fact we have no brilliant vision to get it up to the jewel-like standard of those other two parks (or any improved standard really)  ...is no reason to continue to neglect Flushing Meadow... to create another park.


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Re: Sunnyside Yards update
« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2018, 11:35:26 AM »
Another update on the Sunnyside Yards:

From the New York Times:

Is a Rail Yard in Queens the Site of New York’s Next Mega-Development?

With a feasibility study already completed and a steering committee formed, the city will hold meetings starting in the fall to develop a master plan for building a deck on top of the yard and placing a small city — on the scale of Battery Park City — on top of it. The idea is not unlike the deck built over the rail yards on Manhattan’s West Side on which the Hudson Yards development now stands.

The steering committee, made up of 41 public officials, business and community leaders, is discussing what should be built here over the next two decades — if anything at all. Infrastructure, transportation and traffic are being debated, as well as the landscape of the site.

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Re: Sunnyside Yards update
« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2018, 11:35:26 AM »