Waterfront Vision Plan for Astoria & Long Island City, Queens
A Waterfront Vision Plan for the Community by the Community
Developed with Green Shores NYC & The Trust for Public Land
Hundreds of Astoria and Long Island City residents came together in the summer and fall of 2010 to participate in seven neighborhood listening sessions and two area-wide brainstorming sessions, generating more than a thousand comments, ideas and solutions for creating a more connected, useful and beautiful waterfront.
The community identifed three principles to guide its waterfront vision:
(1) A 21st-Century Waterfront - an active, user-friendly and accessible waterfront with facilities for activities and programs.
(2) A Healthy and Vibrant Waterfront - an environment where natural landscapes, habitats and water resources are protected and enhanced.
(3) A Connected Waterfront - a continuous, accessible waterfront from Newtown Creek to Bowery Bay.