April 21, 2015
By Stephanie West
Queens, NY – Teaming up together, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Borough President Katz have introduced what's being called an aggressive and holistic 21-point plan to stimulate smart growth and improve livability in Jamaica, Queens.
According to Mayor de Blasio, the "Jamaica Now Action Plan" is a focused commitment backed up by real resources, and reflects the city's commitment to revitalize Jamaica's downtown core, and make it more attractive to investors and livable for existing residents and businesses.
The plan is also being served up as a model for a neighborhood-based, local stakeholder-driven approach to community development.
To augment the plan, Borough President Katz has also announced an additional agreement with Mayor de Blasio on including the Downtown Jamaica Corridor into Phase 1 of the LinkNYC rollout, making capital improvements at the southern lawn of King Park and at Brinkerhoff Mall for more public and programmatic use, and committing resources for marketing and branding to enhance tourism and utilization of cultural institutions.
Check out the full Jamaica Now Action Plan and more at www.queensbp.org/jamaica.