MEDIA ALERT: June 11, 2012
LIGHTING CEREMONY TOMORROW EVENING TO MARK TRANSFORMATION AT LIRR AIRTRANS TRANSIT HUB
Federal, State and City Representatives to Celebrate Greater Jamaica Development Corp.'s Transformation by Shops at Station Plaza Project of Unsafe, Dark, Unattractive Loading Dock into Pedestrian-friendly Public Corridor with Lighting & Retail Shops
Rep. Gregory Meeks Council Member Leroy Comrie
Rev. Dr. Floyd H. Flake Council Member James Gennero
Assembly Member Vivian Cook Council Member Ruben Wills
Assembly Member Bill Scarborough
Chairman Lamont R. Bailey, Esq. and President Carlisle Towery of The Greater Jamaica Development Corporation has scheduled a press conference and lighting ceremony tomorrow evening as the symbolic highlight of the event will be turning on the lights to mark the completion of the Shops at Station Plaza.
The Shops at Station Plaza (aka The LIRR Underpass at Sutphin Boulevard project) transforms an unsafe, dark and unattractive truck loading dock area at the heart of the Jamaica transit hub into a pedestrian- friendly public corridor space with special lighting over the roadbed and sidewalk, and creation of spaces for several retail shops. The project also provides new commissary and service space, emergency generators and loading docks for the Long Island Railroad. The construction was funded by seed money from the Port Authority with other funding provided by US DOT, NYC EDC and NYS (MTA) capital funds. The project commenced in Fall 2009 and achieved substantial completion in the first quarter of 2012.
WHEN: Tuesday, June 12, 2012
8:30 - 9:30 pm
WHERE: Sutphin Blvd. between Archer and 94th Avenues
(under the LIRR tracks)