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‘Lost Station’ development put on back burner

The planned overhaul of the Flushing LIRR’s “Lost Station”, first reported in The Queens Courier appears to have been placed on the back burner, according to The Daily News.

The massive overhaul project introduced by the Flushing • Willets Point • Corona Local Development Corporation (LDC) known as the Flushing Transit Oriented Development (TOD) planned to address an overburdened No. 7 subway line while significantly redeveloping and modernizing the Flushing Long Island Railroad Station.

Additionally, the TOD formulated two proposals, both of which included the construction of affordable housing, senior housing, commercial stores and a more accessible parking area. The LDC believed the Flushing TOD would facilitate greater use of the Flushing LIRR station, address traffic and pedestrian congestion and provide the growing population with a reasonable place to live.

This project, okayed by the MTA, the Department of transportation and various local groups, is being passed over for higher priority projects, such as Willets Point and Flushing Commons, The Daily News reported.

The plan must be approved by the city’s Economic Development Corp. and the Department of Housing Preservation and Development before the project can move forward, the report says. (Click here to read the full story)

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