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Taking Flight

An airport-related development plan is being proposed for downtown Jamaica, Queens.
December 5, 2001, 11am PST | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"Just as shipping ports and train terminals were once catalysts for commerce, airports have become the hub for today's modern global economy, as well as a focus for new patterns of development.....A proposed development plan for Jamaica, Queens, in New York City, aims to transform and revitalize a once-prominent downtown area by drawing upon Jamaica’s proximity to JFK International Airport and the arrival of the new AirTrain terminal to be built at the Long Island Railroad (LIRR) transportation center. This, in fact, may be the first time that an airport-related development plan, typically reserved for suburban greenfield environments, is being proposed for an existing downtown area." Editor's note: The full text of this story is only available to ULI members.

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Published on Friday, November 30, 2001 in Urban Land Magazine
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