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Innovation QNS Partnership

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Astoria, Queens, NY

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6 months, 1 week ago


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Innovation QNS Partnership commented on Innovation QNS 6 days, 3 hours ago
Thanks, Zachary. We welcome any suggestions you have for how we can strengthen the plan.
Innovation QNS Partnership commented on Innovation QNS 1 week ago
Couldn't agree more, Shaelah. Outdoor open space has always been important, but it's even more critical now that we all have room to spread out.
Innovation QNS Partnership commented on Innovation QNS 1 week ago
Thanks, Shaelah, Rosemare and Steven. All good ideas. Please keep them coming. This kind of input is really helpful.
Innovation QNS Partnership commented on Innovation QNS 1 week ago
More than 2 acres of publicly accessible open space will include lots of places for people to sit and relax. And we've heard from quite a few neighbors who've echoed your interest in a dog run!
Innovation QNS Partnership commented on Innovation QNS 1 week ago
Thanks, Steven. Innovation QNS will include space for performing arts that both community artists/arts organizations and students will be able to use. That's something we're really excited about.
Innovation QNS Partnership commented on Innovation QNS 1 week ago
Thanks for the suggestions, Shantel!
Innovation QNS Partnership commented on Innovation QNS 2 weeks ago
Glad to see this kind of dialogue. And Smitty, we agree - listening to input is important, but doing our homework is, too. Having been in the community for decades, we're fortunate to have relationships with lots of neighboring small businesses, nonprofits and residents, which will be a valuable resource as we move forward.
Innovation QNS Partnership commented on Innovation QNS 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Thanks, Willieme! The affordable housing is real, and we'll be working with community partners to make sure our neighbors know what will be available and understand how to qualify and apply.
Innovation QNS Partnership commented on Innovation QNS 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Couldn't agree more, Stephanie!
Innovation QNS Partnership commented on Innovation QNS 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Agreed, Leslye! Your voice is important. Please let us know if you have any suggestions or things you'd like to see as part of Innovation QNS.
Innovation QNS Partnership commented on Innovation QNS 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Thanks for the suggestions, Paula!
Innovation QNS Partnership commented on Innovation QNS 3 weeks ago
Jeremy, thanks so much for the support and thoughtful feedback. Re: parking lots, our goal is to not only be responsive to today's needs but also to build in the flexibility to adapt to the transportation needs of the future.
Innovation QNS Partnership commented on Innovation QNS 3 weeks ago
Thanks so much for the support, Imani!
Innovation QNS Partnership commented on Innovation QNS 3 weeks ago
Thanks for the great suggestions, Smitty!
Innovation QNS Partnership commented on Innovation QNS 3 weeks ago
Thanks for your input, Glenn!
Innovation QNS Partnership commented on Innovation QNS 3 weeks ago
Thank you for your support, Iris!
Innovation QNS Partnership commented on Innovation QNS 1 month ago
Hi, Nancy (and Chris!). We talk a lot about our commitment to minority-, women- and locally owned businesses throughout this site, including in these comments just a couple of posts up. It's something we're really excited about. It’s important to us that small and locally owned and operated businesses – including minority-owned businesses – fill Innovation QNS, and we'll be setting aside a portion of the commercial space for these businesses. We also are partnering with Inside Track to implement a meaningful and impactful workforce development and MWLBE program to maximize local hiring as well as contracting/procurement opportunities for minority-, woman-, LGBT- and locally owned businesses.
Innovation QNS Partnership commented on Innovation QNS 1 month ago
Totally agree, Ethan and thanks very much for the support! Please let us know if you have any ideas or suggestions for making Innovation QNS better.
Innovation QNS Partnership commented on Innovation QNS 1 month ago
Thanks so much, Cathy! Glad to have you as a neighbor and thank you for everything you do for our community. Looking forward to creating opportunity together for our children, businesses and everyone else who calls Astoria home.
Innovation QNS Partnership commented on Innovation QNS 1 month ago
We agree, Tanysha! The 2+ acres of public open space will include everything from intimate courtyards to a large civic plaza, with each space programmed differently to give individuals and families of all ages and with different interests opportunities to relax, play, enjoy local art, walk dogs and all sorts of other activities.
Innovation QNS Partnership commented on Innovation QNS 1 month ago
Thanks for the support, T! We will memorialize all the commitments we make in an enforceable, legally binding agreement.
Innovation QNS Partnership commented on Innovation QNS 1 month ago
Hi, Bob. Thanks so much for the support. We don’t take it for granted and will put all our commitments into a binding, enforceable agreement. Happy to say we’ve already begun partnering with neighboring community-based organizations and look forward to continuing that moving forward. Please let us know if you have any suggestions or ideas you'd like to see incorporated into the plan.
Innovation QNS Partnership commented on Innovation QNS 1 month, 1 week ago
Thanks, Anitra. Totally agreed! That's why the 2+ acres of open space will be accessible to all and with programming for people of all ages.
Innovation QNS Partnership commented on Innovation QNS 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Thanks so much, Rosalyn! We appreciate the fantastic suggestions, thoughtful feedback and inspiring words. We want you to know we take all this to heart and look forward to working with you to create something positive here.
Innovation QNS Partnership commented on Innovation QNS 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Hi Wendi, The 700+ affordable apartments - including dedicated senior housing - will be available to individuals making on average $45,000 a year, with a number of units affordable to those earning minimum wage. For a studio, that would come out to roughly $800 a month. And our commitment to the arts is much older than Innovation QNS. Kaufman Astoria Studios, which is leading this initiative, has been a strong supporter of artists and arts organizations in our community, working with arts groups from APAC to Queens Theatre to the Chocolate Factory and the Museum of the Moving Image. In fact, KAS co-founded the Kaufman Arts District with the Museum of the Moving Image and Queens Council on the Arts more than five years ago. Arts won’t be a token but a central component of this district.
Innovation QNS Partnership commented on Innovation QNS 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Thanks so much for your support, Bashkim!
Innovation QNS Partnership commented on Innovation QNS 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Hi, Allison. PC Richards will be relocated within or near the Innovation QNS district. Our plan relocates the existing Regal UA theater within the district, with an enhanced experience that includes upgraded, state-of-the-art technology. And there still will be plenty of on-site parking below-grade and incorporated into the district in a way that allows for 2+ acres of publicly accessible open space (more than 25% of Innovation QNS) rather than monopolizing surface area.
Innovation QNS Partnership commented on Innovation QNS 2 months ago
Hi, Lafonda. Thanks so much for the feedback. Are there any kinds of stores or restaurants in particular you'd like to see as part of Innovation QNS?
Innovation QNS Partnership commented on Innovation QNS 2 months ago
Couldn't agree more, Melba. Thank you! Places for kids and people of all ages to enjoy the community in open air are so important and we're excited to add 2+ acres of open space to the neighborhood.
Innovation QNS Partnership commented on Innovation QNS 2 months ago
Thanks so much, Jule! We're excited to work with neighbors like you, too. And we appreciate your commitment to young people.
Innovation QNS Partnership commented on Innovation QNS 2 months ago
Thanks, Shonte'! We totally agree. With more than 25% of Innovation QNS set aside as publicly accessible open space (2+ acres) there will be places for kids to play, dogs to run and folks to sit and relax.
Innovation QNS Partnership commented on Innovation QNS 2 months ago
Thanks for the suggestion, Nancy! Sounds like we're on the same page. Arts and culture will be a major component of Innovation QNS, with a wide range of spaces where our neighbors can experience, learn about and participate in all sorts of arts from visual to performing and more.
Innovation QNS Partnership commented on Innovation QNS 2 months, 1 week ago
Hi, Robin. Having safe places for children and families to play and spend time with each other is important to us. It’s one of the reasons we propose 2+ acres of publicly accessible open space, with the largest open space around the existing Playground 35. In addition to the open space and family-friendly programming that’ll be part of Innovation QNS, do you have any indoor uses in mind for families with kids?
Innovation QNS Partnership commented on Innovation QNS 2 months, 1 week ago
Thanks, Guillermo. We’re excited to not only bring in new shopping, dining and entertainment options but also to support existing neighborhood businesses and entrepreneurs. Are there any kinds of business in particular that have closed or left in recent years that you’d like to see as part of Innovation QNS?
Innovation QNS Partnership commented on Innovation QNS 2 months, 1 week ago
Hi, Nigel. Thanks for the suggestion. If you have more information on HydroTomic that you can share, could you please email us at tracy@innovationqns.com?
Innovation QNS Partnership commented on Innovation QNS 2 months, 1 week ago
Thank you, Lester!
Innovation QNS Partnership commented on Innovation QNS 2 months, 1 week ago
Thanks for the feedback, Purity!
Innovation QNS Partnership commented on Innovation QNS 2 months, 1 week ago
Thanks for the feedback, Nadine!
Innovation QNS Partnership commented on Innovation QNS 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Thanks for the support, Leslye!
Innovation QNS Partnership commented on Innovation QNS 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Hi Ricardo. Thanks for the feedback. The 700+ affordable apartments – including dedicated affordable housing for seniors – will be available to individuals making on average $45,000, with a number of them available to those earning minimum wage. And creating opportunity for minority-, woman- and locally owned businesses is a key component of Innovation QNS. We’ll be sharing more info on our MWLBE program in the coming weeks, so stay tuned.
Innovation QNS Partnership commented on Innovation QNS 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Thanks, Philip. We agree that it’s important Innovation QNS is family-friendly, and that will be reflected not only in the shopping and dining options, but also in the arts and culture space, the open space and educational programming that will be offered.
Innovation QNS Partnership commented on Innovation QNS 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Thanks, Lacey! Please send some info on your company to tracy@innovationqns.com.
Innovation QNS Partnership commented on Innovation QNS 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Thanks for the feedback, Carolina, and glad we agree that revitalizing Steinway and creating jobs, affordable housing and green space are good things! We think 700+ apartments affordable to individuals making an average of $45,000 a year with some available to those earning a minimum wage is very real. Regarding retail, we don’t make any claims about what our neighbors need. We’re asking folks in the community what you need. We’ve already heard a wide range of answers, and not everyone agrees on everything. That’s why it’s important that we keep asking and listening while we’re still early in the process. And because this is an initiative that is being led by Kaufman Astoria Studios, which has been part of the community for decades, we’re especially attentive to existing businesses, many of which KAS has worked closely with for years. Lastly, aside from the fact that you could stack Queens’ tallest building on top of Innovation QNS and it still wouldn’t be as tall as Hudson Yards, the locally made art, locally owned and operated shops and restaurants, and programming by local nonprofits and cultural institutions throughout the district – which we’re really excited about – will mean that when it's complete, no one who knows Astoria will confuse the two.
Innovation QNS Partnership commented on Innovation QNS 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Thank you, Shonte'!
Innovation QNS Partnership commented on Innovation QNS 2 months, 3 weeks ago
That’s right regarding the formula. We’re very early in the process, but anticipate an apartment mix that includes studios through three-bedrooms, with the 700+ affordable units available to individuals making on average $45,000 a year and a number of them available to those earning minimum wage.
Innovation QNS Partnership commented on Innovation QNS 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Thanks, Belinda! Please send info on your business to us at tracy@innovationqns.com.
Innovation QNS Partnership commented on Innovation QNS 3 months ago
Hi Tracey. We totally agree. That’s why more than 25% of these five blocks will be set aside as open space, which will include grass for sitting and shade trees. And it’s why we’re focused on programming the retail space with small and locally owned and operated businesses. The initiative also will generate $50 million a year in new spending at existing neighborhood businesses, and we’re going to be working with our neighbors including the Steinway Astoria Partnership (Steinway Street BID) to identify other ways we can support these businesses.
Innovation QNS Partnership commented on Innovation QNS 3 months ago
Hi Tracey. Exploring the Arts has been an incredible neighbor since it was founded right here in Astoria more than 20 years ago. They’ve made a positive impact in our community and on the lives of countless young people in it, and work not only with the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts but also with 31 other public schools across the five boroughs.
Innovation QNS Partnership commented on Innovation QNS 3 months ago
Thanks, Toby! We appreciate the support.
Innovation QNS Partnership commented on Innovation QNS 3 months ago
Thanks for the feedback, Kelley. We agree. Innovation QNS will include an affordable, full-service grocery store in addition to small and locally owned and operated shops and restaurants. Please let us know if there is anything else in particular you think is needed.
Innovation QNS Partnership commented on Innovation QNS 3 months ago
Hi Jelena. We agree there is a need for more greenery. The 2+ acres of open space will include plenty of trees, grass, flowers and other greenery. And thanks for the suggestion about planting trees. That’s something we can definitely look at as we work with our neighbors to explore ways to enhance the surrounding neighborhood. Also, you mention Silverstein, but we’re proud that this initiative is a real partnership of Kaufman Astoria Studios, Silverstein and BedRock.
Innovation QNS Partnership commented on Innovation QNS 3 months ago
Thanks, Liz. We’re looking at ways to integrate arts and cultural programming throughout the 2+ acres of open space and think there could be some great opportunities for outdoor performances.
Innovation QNS Partnership commented on Innovation QNS 3 months ago
Thanks for the feedback, Damon. Couldn’t agree more regarding the open space. They will be designed and programmed to be used and enjoyed by the community. That means places to “stop, read, snack, etc.” as well as places to play, stroll, walk your dog and more. The residential component is envisioned as rental apartments, including 700+ set aside as affordable. There will be 1,500 on-site parking spaces. And we’re not just thinking about it – we will be filing a preliminary application in the coming weeks, which is an important first step toward the City’s public approval process. That said, we’re still very early and it’s important that we hear from our neighbors so we can incorporate as much feedback as possible.
Innovation QNS Partnership commented on Innovation QNS 3 months ago
Hi Milena. Thank you and agreed with all of the above. Please let us know if you have any ideas for how you’d like to see the open spaces programmed.
Innovation QNS Partnership commented on Innovation QNS 3 months ago
Hi Corinne. Thanks for your feedback and support. Please let us know if you have any suggestions or ideas you’d like to see incorporated.
Innovation QNS Partnership commented on Innovation QNS 3 months ago
Thanks so much, Marjorie!
Innovation QNS Partnership commented on Innovation QNS 3 months ago
Thank you, Andre! We look forward to working with you, too. And creating opportunities for young people – from educational programs to great open spaces – is a top priority. Please let us know if you have any specific suggestions.
Innovation QNS Partnership commented on Innovation QNS 3 months ago
Thank you for the feedback and support, Pastor! Looking forward to working with you and other neighbors to create opportunity.
Innovation QNS Partnership commented on Innovation QNS 3 months ago
Thanks for the suggestions, Anny. Innovation QNS will include an affordable, full-service supermarket.
Innovation QNS Partnership commented on Innovation QNS 3 months ago
Hi Anna. Thanks for the feedback. Lifetime learning is a big priority for us. We plan to incorporate programming for people of all ages. What kinds of classes would you like to see?
Innovation QNS Partnership commented on Innovation QNS 3 months ago
Hi Sherrie. The 700+ affordable apartments will be available to individuals earning on average $45,000 a year with a number of them for folks earning minimum wage. We’re still very early in the process, but intend to hold workshops when we’re further along on how to qualify and apply for these apartments. We’ll keep you posted on that.
Innovation QNS Partnership commented on Innovation QNS 3 months ago
Thanks, Allison. It sounds like you’re envisioning grassy areas, trees, benches – passive space where you can relax and enjoy nature. Is that right?
Innovation QNS Partnership commented on Innovation QNS 3 months ago
Hi Jean. We will be adding retail that complements, not competes, with existing neighborhood businesses. And we also really want to hear what kinds of retail our neighbors would like to see, so if you have any suggestions, please share.
Innovation QNS Partnership commented on Innovation QNS 3 months ago
Thanks for the suggestion and for your interest, Emily! We’re definitely looking at integrating rooftop gardens into Innovation QNS. We’re early in the process, but would love to talk more. Please email tracy@innovationqns.com.
Innovation QNS Partnership commented on Innovation QNS 3 months ago
Thanks, Kasha. Our focus is on having small and locally owned and operated businesses fill Innovation QNS. And we will be implementing a workforce development and MWLBE program to maximizing local hiring and contracting/procurement opportunities for local and diverse businesses. The initiative also will generate $50 million in new annual spending at existing neighborhood businesses, and we’re going to be working with organizations like the Steinway Astoria Partnership to identify other ways we can support nearby businesses.
Innovation QNS Partnership commented on Innovation QNS 3 months ago
Hi Kasha. The 700+ affordable apartments will be available to individuals making on average $45,000 a year, with a number of them affordable to those earning minimum wage. And regarding your Hudson Yards comparison, Innovation QNS is five blocks with more than a quarter of the district set aside as open space. If you put 3 Court Square – Queens’ tallest building – on top of the tallest building in Innovation QNS, it still wouldn’t be as tall as Hudson Yards. Innovation QNS will be filled with locally made art, locally owned and operated shops and restaurants, and programming by local nonprofits and cultural institutions. There will be no mistaking this district for anything other than Astoria!
Innovation QNS Partnership commented on Innovation QNS 3 months, 1 week ago
Thanks, Vanessa. We agree with your suggestion about open space. Nearly 20% of the Innovation QNS site is currently used as surface parking and as envisioned, more than 25% of the new district is set aside as publicly accessible open space. We’d love to hear any ideas you have for how to program those two acres of open space. And while Steinway Street runs through the middle of the Innovation QNS site, we believe the initiative will be a good thing for the entire Steinway corridor, generating $50 million a year in new spending at existing neighborhood businesses through added foot traffic.
Innovation QNS Partnership commented on Innovation QNS 3 months, 1 week ago
Thanks, Daniel. Our focus is definitely on small and locally owned and operated businesses. The plan also includes an arts and culture hub with a space that can accommodate a wide range of performing arts including live music.
Innovation QNS Partnership commented on Innovation QNS 3 months, 1 week ago
Thanks, Spencer. What kinds of restaurants do you think are lacking? Our plan includes a food hall focused on all of the diverse cuisines that make Astoria so culturally rich. And we agree regarding retail. Our focus is on small and locally owned and operated businesses.
Innovation QNS Partnership commented on Innovation QNS 3 months, 1 week ago
Hi, Jacob. Thanks for the feedback and questions. It’s important to us that this looks like Astoria, from the design to the art that folks will see throughout to the shops and restaurants that will be part of it. That’s why we’re partnering with neighborhood organizations and why we’re asking for input from our neighbors on things like how you’d like to see the open space programmed and what kinds of retail you think are needed. A few quick points: There are several open spaces in the plan to be programmed in different ways, but one of those is the kind of large, central community spot you mention, right on 35th Avenue between Steinway and 41st. There is also a public plaza where we think showing outdoor films would be a natural fit. The films shown could be curated by MoMI, or local film festivals, or a combination. How would you feel about this programming focusing on independent films? Our plan relocates the existing Regal UA theater to a new location within the district where Regal will continue to operate this very successful cinema.
Innovation QNS Partnership commented on Innovation QNS 3 months, 1 week ago
Hi, Jason. Thanks for your interest and happy to discuss. Please email tracy@innovationqns.com.
Innovation QNS Partnership commented on Innovation QNS 3 months, 1 week ago
Hi Olivia. Thanks for the question. We’re very early in the process, but we’ll be conducting an exhaustive series of studies to assess potential impacts on a wide range of things like existing infrastructure. Also worth noting that this initiative will not displace existing businesses like the movie theater (we’ll be building the existing theater a new state-of-the-art home). And the new office space + housing will = foot traffic to support local small businesses AND strengthen the Steinway Street corridor. A true live/work/shop neighborhood will mean $50 million a year in new spending in the neighborhood, which is good for everyone.
Innovation QNS Partnership commented on Innovation QNS 3 months, 1 week ago
Thanks, Jay. We welcome any thoughts you might have about other ways we can support existing small businesses.
Innovation QNS Partnership commented on Innovation QNS 3 months, 1 week ago
Hi Rahmieka. Thanks for the feedback. The 700+ affordable apartments will be available to individuals making on average $45,000, with a number of them affordable to those earning minimum wage.
Innovation QNS Partnership commented on Innovation QNS 3 months, 2 weeks ago
Hi Lynda. It’s very early in the process, but we plan to speak with neighborhood arts and cultural organizations in the months ahead to think through details like the amount of space that will be dedicated to these uses, what that affordability looks like, how tenants are identified, etc.
Innovation QNS Partnership commented on Innovation QNS 3 months, 2 weeks ago
Hi Jackie. The 700+ affordable apartments will be available to a wide range of family types, including to seniors, with studios through three-bedrooms. They’ll be affordable to individuals earning an average of $45,000, with a number of apartments available to those earning minimum wage.
Innovation QNS Partnership commented on Innovation QNS 3 months, 2 weeks ago
Thank you, Lynda! Keep the suggestions coming. And by the way, an arts and culture hub with performance space is part of the plan, which we’re excited about.
Innovation QNS Partnership commented on Innovation QNS 3 months, 2 weeks ago
Thanks for the feedback, Yu. We believe this will do a lot to support existing small businesses on Steinway and throughout the neighborhood by driving more foot traffic to them and increasing spending. We’re also going to be working with the Steinway Street BID to identify other ways to support these businesses, which really is in everyone’s interest.
Innovation QNS Partnership commented on Innovation QNS 3 months, 2 weeks ago
Thanks, Justin. What do you think makes for a great public space? We'd love to hear!
Innovation QNS Partnership commented on Innovation QNS 3 months, 2 weeks ago
Thanks, Tara. Anything in particular you'd like incorporated into the open space? Innovation QNS will include two acres, which is more than 25% of the site, so we're interested in hearing about how you'd like to see it programmed.
Innovation QNS Partnership commented on Innovation QNS 3 months, 2 weeks ago
Hi Joseph. We plan to work with Regal UA to relocate the existing theater within the Innovation QNS site, with similar capacity but an enhanced experience that includes upgraded, state-of-the-art technology.
Innovation QNS Partnership commented on Innovation QNS 3 months, 2 weeks ago
Thanks, Daniel. We’re going to be working with the Steinway Street BID to identify meaningful ways we can support existing shops and restaurants, and added foot traffic will generate $50 million a year in new spending at those neighborhood businesses. As for the new retail, we’re focused on bringing in small and locally owned and operated businesses, but want to hear what kinds of retail you and others would like to see.
Innovation QNS Partnership commented on Innovation QNS 3 months, 2 weeks ago
Thanks for the feedback, Vincent. Anything in particular you’d like to see within the open space?
Innovation QNS Partnership commented on Innovation QNS 3 months, 2 weeks ago
Hi Deb. We’re still very early in the process, but the 5,400 new on-site jobs are a really important part of Innovation QNS. That’s why we’re going to be working with local partners on a meaningful workforce development and MWLBE program to make sure Astoria residents and minority-, women- and locally-owned businesses benefit from those jobs and contracting opportunities. We’ll share more details on that in the weeks ahead.
Innovation QNS Partnership commented on Innovation QNS 3 months, 2 weeks ago
Thanks for the feedback, Roxanne. We will be memorializing our commitments like the ones you mention in a legally binding, fully enforceable agreement. And re: the retail mix, we totally agree. We'll be continuing to speak with our neighbors to understand what kinds of goods and services they need.
Innovation QNS Partnership commented on Innovation QNS 3 months, 2 weeks ago
Hi Zora. We hear you and want you to know that’s not the case. We’re focused on incorporating small and locally owned and operated businesses that reflect what our neighbors want and need. Based on what we’ve heard so far, that could include things like a barbershop, a hardware store and an urgent care facility, but as we continue to speak with the community, we’ll be asking for a lot more input. Is there any kind of retail in particular that you’d like to see in Astoria?
Innovation QNS Partnership commented on Innovation QNS 3 months, 2 weeks ago
Hi Deb, we will be working with the Steinway Street BID to find ways we can support the BID and boost the retailers on Steinway now. New office buildings and new housing + the current residents in the neighborhood = more foot traffic to support and feed the retail in and around the development. The new plan will also provide $50 million a year in new spending at existing Astoria businesses. The goal is a neighborhood where you can live/work/play/shop all within an easy 15-minute walk of where you live. Regarding the public open space, what type would you like to see?
Innovation QNS Partnership commented on Innovation QNS 3 months, 2 weeks ago
Iza, thanks for weighing in. We're very early in the process and look forward to continuing conversations with neighbors like you. The current plan doesn’t include any luxury condos – we’re looking to provide housing for families, which is a priority for this neighborhood. And just over 25% of the land will be public open space. Plus, we’re looking to build office space so people can live and work and play in this neighborhood, which we think will support small businesses. You point out that parks, green space, housing and job opportunities for people in the neighborhood are important and we agree. We'd love to hear more about what types of open space and local businesses you think would work here.