Queensway wanted to:
Transform neighborhoods and bring together communities through a unique public works project.
Challenges Queensway faced
They needed develop a strategy to create the QueensWay, a 3.5-mile linear park and cultural greenway converted from an abandoned railway in Central Queens.
Capalino Assisted with
- Securing funding from the Governor's Regional Economic Development Council (REDC) grants, NY State Parks, and the city's Department of Environmental Protection to design sections of the QueensWay
- Business strategy
- Land use
- Community relations
What we got done
The QueensWay transformation includes an elevated pedestrian and bicycle pathway connecting six Queens communities. The project will provide much-needed public green space, recreation areas, alternative commuting opportunities, and community spaces to celebrate the cultural diversity of Queens.