News Long Island City railyard to be redeveloped, city says in request for proposals The view from the roof of Hunters Point Plaza, adjacent to 11-24 Jackson Ave., a 58,000 square foot space that includes a mixed-use, mixed-income housing building. Photo Credit: New York City Economic Development Corporation By Ivan Pereira firstname.lastname@example.org @IvanPer4 January 23, 2017 5:29 PM Print Share Share Tweet Share Email The city is seeking design ideas for a redevelopment project over a former rail yard in Long Island City. The applicants must provide details on how they will transform 11-24 Jackson Ave. into a 58,000 square foot space that includes “a mixed-use, mixed-income housing” building with a community facility and a public open space. The site’s underground area has been used by the LIRR to store cars. The Request for Proposals is available online and submissions are due by April 21. By Ivan Pereira email@example.com @IvanPer4 Ivan has been a staff reporter with amNewYork since May 2012 and covers breaking news, politics and enterprise stories. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments Comments section is temporarily on hold. Here’s why.