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Future of Willets Point revitalization and NYCFC Stadium up for City Council vote

NYC Council will vote on next steps for Willets Point’s revitalization


NYC Council will vote on next steps for Willets Point’s revitalization

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NEW YORK — The New York City Council is expected to vote Thursday on the next steps for the Willets Point revitalization project in Queens.

The project includes plans to build a football stadium and affordable housing.

Views from earlier this year shows the 25,000 seat stadium that would be home of the New York City Football Clubor NYCFC. If all goes well, the stadium would open in 2027, across from Citi Field.

The current NYCFC plays most of its home games at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx. This would be the first Major League sports venue to be built in the city since 2012.

The site will also house a school, retail stores and 2,500 affordable housing units, which the city says are already under construction. It is the largest public housing project the city has seen since the 1970s.

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The large-scale project has drawn resistance from small businesses, as some have had to close their stores due to construction. In some cases they were given only a few months to leave.

“They are indirectly forcing us to leave here,” the owner of a car body shop previously told CBS New York. “They’ve forced all these stores to close… I don’t know what’s going to happen, I’m so worried.”

The vote is expected to take place Thursday afternoon, followed by a meeting with Mayor Eric Adams and other proponents of the project.

“We have a unique opportunity to create a new neighborhood,” Adams said when the stadium was announced in 2022.

The mayor’s office says the nearly $800 million project is expected to generate $6 billion for the city over the next 30 years.

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