Hunter's Point South

Last Updated May 13, 2015

Hunter's Point South is poised to become a vibrant, sustainable, and well-designed affordable housing community and waterfront park in Long Island City.

The Project

Hunter's Point South is a proposed mixed-use, affordable housing development situated on approximately 30 acres of prime waterfront property in Long Island City, Queens. Up to 5,000 housing units, 60% of which will be affordable to low/moderate income families, are expected to be developed on the site. NYCEDC, as part of an inter-agency initiative, seeks to revitalize this underutilized waterfront to improve the quality of life of New York City residents. NYCEDC's scope includes the design and construction of the infrastructure and roadway as well as a 10-acre waterfront park, which will support the seven housing parcels of Hunter's Point South. 

This Project is being implemented in phases, with NYCEDC's scope of Phases 1 completed in August 2013. Phase 1 of the Infrastructure and Waterfront Park Project includes the area bound by 50th Avenue to the north, 2nd Street to the east, 54th Avenue to the south, and the East River to the west. Phase 2 includes the area bound by 54th Avenue to the north, 2nd Street to the east, Newtown Creek to the south, and the East River to the west.

Phipps Houses, Related Companies, and Monadnock Construction have been selected to complete Phase 1 housing construction of the project. This includes two mixed-use buildings of more than 900 housing units and roughly 20,000 square feet of new retail space. 100% of the housing in this phase will be for low, moderate, and middle-income families. Other additions will include five acres of new waterfront parkland, a new school, new retail space, and parking. TF Cornerstone has been selected to complete the third housing parcel in Phase 1.

High-resolution images are available for download in our Press Images section.

Development Plan

Design principles informing the development of Hunter's Point South include:

  • Establish and protect views 
  • Create a dynamic waterfront park 
  • Develop pedestrian and bicycle friendly streetscapes 
  • Ensure a smooth transition from Hunter's Point neighborhood to waterfront 
  • Create a new urban fabric 
  • Present a varied and compelling skyline 
  • Incorporate high quality and sustainable design practices 
  • Encourage alternative transportation

Hunter's Point South Waterfront Park - June 2009

Community Involvement

On November 19, 2009, Community Board 2 held a public hearing for the proposed development at Hunter's Point South. The proposed project plan was presented by representatives of NYCEDC and the New York City Parks Department. There was an opportunity at the end of the presentation to ask questions and to make comments on the proposed project plan. The presentation is available for download below.

On May 7, 2015, NYCEDC presented an update to the Hunter's Point South project and the Phase 2 progress to Queens Community Board 2.

Community Board November 19, 2009 Presentation


For information about the application process and eligibility requirements for specific buildings please refer to the Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) website.

Qualified applicants for specific apartments must fall within the annual income range assigned to that apartment. HPD does not rent apartments. Instead, the agency collaborates with real estate professionals and community-based organizations that market apartments. HPD requires that City-subsidized developments comply with HPD’s Open Lottery System for initial marketing to ensure the fair and equitable distribution of housing to eligible applicants.

Phase 1 includes two mixed-use buildings of more than 900 housing units and roughly 20,000 square feet of new retail space. 100% of the housing in this phase will be for low, moderate and middle-income families. Marketing of the housing units in each of two buildings began when construction was 50% complete. The application period for the Hunter's Point South Commons and Hunter's Point South Crossing lottery has closed. However, please join the Hunter's Point South mailing list for updates should future units become available. For more information, please visit the Hunter's Point South Living website.

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