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Halletts Point redevelopment is back in the news. The NYC EDC, which has backed the East River Ferry, is looking to extend the ferry service to Halletts Point.

From DNAinfo:

City and federal officials are looking for funding from Washington to expand the East River Ferry, pushing a plan that would bring the waterway service to Astoria’s developing Hallets Point peninsula and several other city neighborhoods.

 

The following was originally published January 4, 2013.

City and federal officials are looking for funding from Washington to expand the East River Ferry, pushing a plan that would bring the waterway service to Astoria’s developing Hallets Point peninsula and several other city neighborhoods.

Read more: http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20130404/astoria/officials-push-for-east-river-ferry-expansion-astorias-hallets-point#ixzz2Pt1zo2Ax

 

 

Image source: Lincoln Equities

The Halletts Point development has been back in the news recently. First, what is Halletts Point? It’s a new development planned for the waterfront along the land mass called Hallett’s Point, a peninsula that juts out into the East River (GMAP) just south of Astoria Park. It is home to the Astoria Houses, Build it Green! and a few other businesses (including the mysterious Hellgate Filming Studios), and Whitey Ford Field.

Here are some of the elements in this development:

  • Lincoln Equities is the developer.
  • Costs are estimated at $1 billion
  • The development could create jobs though construction and later, retail.
  • The mixed-use development is slated to have eight buildings on ten acres.
  • Three of the buildings would be on existing NYCHA property (Astoria Houses)
  • Seven of the buildings would be residential, containing 2,200 apartments
  • 20% of the units would be affordable housing, geared toward seniors.
  • The other 80% of the units would be market rate housing.
  • Heights of the buildings would range from 20 to 40 stories.
  • Other elements of the development could include a K-8 public school; retail, including a supermarket, drug store and restaurants; and a landscaped public esplanade along the East River.
  • An on-street bus layover facility would be built to accommodate increased transit needs.
  • Some streets would be remapped.
  • A water taxi dock (maybe an East River Ferry stop?) is also a possibility.
  • Parking is planned for the development.