City Lands Another Willets Point Property As Opponents Grow

The city’s Economic Development Corporation announced today it made a deal with a fourth landowner at Willets Point, the 61-acre site by Shea Stadium the Bloomberg administration wants to redevelop.

The landowner, Carlos Canal, agreed to sell his 4,000-square-foot property if the city completes a rezoning of the area, a process that will come to a head in November when it is slated for a vote before the City Council.

The news comes five days after the main opposition group of landowners and businesses at the site, the Willets Point Industry and Realty Association, announced its group had grown by five businesses to 14 (one of the original 10 businesses agreed to sell his property to the city).

There are more than 70 landowners at Willets Point, according to the city. We’ll have more with one of the largest, Anthony Fodera, in tomorrow’s paper.

City Lands Another Willets Point Property As Opponents Grow