Saturday, July 07, 2007

In Staten Island, a development via RFP, unlike AY

From a 7/5/07 New York Sun article headlined Huge Area of Staten Island May Be Up for Development:
The city is moving forward with plans to determine the future of one of the city's last undeveloped frontiers, the wetlands-filled and shipping-heavy West Shore of Staten Island.

The city's Economic Development Corporation last week put out a request for proposals for a land use and transportation plan for the area, part of an effort to devise a growth strategy for the space more than six times the size of Central Park.


Again, the city's general policy, as highlighted in PlaNYC 2030, contrasts with the development scenario leading to Atlantic Yards, where the city and state got behind a specific project 18 months before an RFP was issued for the public property (the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's Vanderbilt Yard) at issue.

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