Your LIC is premised on the belief that the future of this neighborhood must be community-driven. There have been several recent locally-initiated meetings and studies of the neighborhood, outlined below. NOTE: These organizations are not affiliated with Your LIC, and have not endorsed or approved this planning process. We encourage residents to read through these studies to learn more about the priorities already formed by local groups.

Long Island City Partnership published its “Long Island City Comprehensive Plan Phase 1” in 2016, with recommendations for commercial office, light manufacturing, technology, and connected arts spaces and issued a Long Island City Life Sciences Feasibility Study in 2018.

Municipal Art Society (MAS) published official comments in January 2018 on Anable Basin’s future, with recommendations on community engagement principles, as well as on flood risk, community facilities, open space, shadows, natural resource and brownfield management, water and sewage infrastructure, air quality and greenhouse gas emissions, and transportation. These findings are echoed in the fall 2018 MAS report highlighting Long Island City, “A Tale of Two Rezonings: Taking a Harder Look at CEQR.”  

Queens Community Board 2 convened a Waterfront Working Group in summer 2019. The final recommendations cover resiliency, open space, community amenities, and infrastructure and transportation.