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 COMMUNITY BENEFITS 

 of InnovationQNS 

The VISION

Through partnerships with Astoria-based civic organizations and extensive participation in the project’s planning, construction and implementation by neighborhood residents, small businesses and cultural institutions, the Innovation QNS project will be a major driver of opportunity in the community.

PUBLIC OPEN SPACE

2 ACRES

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of thoughtfully programmed open space offering something for everyone in Astoria, including places to stroll, play and relax.

JOB CREATION

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5,400    

including 3,700 construction jobs and 1,700 permanent jobs.

ON-SITE
JOBS

INNOVATION

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Below-market space for startups, small businesses and non-profits in the creative industries.

AFFORDABLE HOUSING

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725 APARTMENTS

that are permanently affordable for low- and middle-income New Yorkers and seniors

HEALTH & WELLNESS

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Space for community health & wellness facilities including doctors' offices and clinics.

LOCAL SPENDING

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$50 MILLION

in new annual spending at neighborhood businesses.

SUSTAINABILITY

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A commitment to creating a community that is environmentally, economically, and socially sustainable in its design and operation.

MWLBE

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A meaningful MWLBE program to maximize local hiring and opportunities for minority-, woman- and locally owned businesses.

RETAIL

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Neighborhood-serving shops, restaurants and entertainment that complement nearby small businesses.

TAX REVENUE

$475+ MILLION

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in new tax revenue over the project’s first 20 years to support investments in public safety, education and infrastructure.

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