The residential apartment phase of the Willets Point project is moving along and the Mayor went to break ground there the other day. This project is supposed to have school(s), soccer stadium, restaurants, a live, movie theaters, and retail stores among other things. Definitely not going to be anything to do over there across from the ballpark. Yes I said across from the ballpark. Not the proposed casino on parkland.
Mayor Eric Adams joined by community leaders gathered in Queens for the groundbreaking of a massive new affordable housing complex at Willets Point — marking the first phase of the city’s plan to transform the area surrounding Citi Field.
The project, which will house 880 apartments at 38-21 Seaver Way, is the first batch of a planned 2,500 below-market-rate apartments coming to Willets Point in the coming years, which represents the city’s largest development of entirely affordable units in four decades, Adams said.
“We are breaking ground on a once-in-a-generation project and building the largest 100% affordable housing development in our city in 40 years,” Hizzoner said. “What we are seeing in Willets Point is the future of New York City — a future in which all New Yorkers can afford to live in a safe apartment that is close to a good school, good-paying jobs, outdoor space, and great public transportation.”
“Phase One” of the Willets Point’s project, which is expected to be completed in 2026, includes two apartment buildings, and will serve as the anchor of the larger plan to transform the area with a deluge of housing, along with professional soccer stadium, a new public school, 22,000 square feet of retail space, and 30,000 square feet of outdoor communal areas.