The Plan

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The Plan
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A LONG-TERM FRAMEWORK LED BY PUBLIC PRIORITIES

The plan calls for a flexible decking strategy that can accommodate the Yard below. 

The Master Plan proposes to deck over 80 percent of the Yard. The restprimarily the Main Line tracksis left open due to rail activity and track layouts that make decking these areas infeasible. Through this process we learned:

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Proposed image of the Deck
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By the numbers, the Sunnyside Yard Master Plan is 140 acres across the full Planincluding 115 acres of new land created by deckingand comprises:

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affordable homes
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7,000
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permanent new jobs
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10-12
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new schools
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2-3
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new libraries
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30+
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new child/healthcare centers
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new subway station on future new subway line
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new bus rapid transit (BRT) line
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This Master Plan envisions Sunnyside Yard as a human-centered neighborhood with a robust mix of uses embodying the vibrancy of Queens. This vision embraces the density and variety that make urban neighborhoods walkable, lively, and environmentally sustainable.
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Which areas of the Yard can and cannot be decked

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Necessary heights and thickness of the deck

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Locations of columns and foundations and where tracks require realignment

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How future buildings can flexibly interface with the deck

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A new regional rail station

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60 acres of new open spaceover 40 percent of the Plan

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30,000+ construction-industry jobs

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Aerial View of Full Plan
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Section Perspective at Honeywell Bridge Looking North
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KEY FEATURES OF THE MASTER PLAN AT FULL BUILD OUT