The “Special Flushing Waterfront District” established in this Resolution is designed to promote and protect public health, safety and general welfare. These general goals include, among others, the following specific purposes:

(a)        to enhance neighborhood economic diversity by broadening the range of housing choices for residents of varied incomes;

(b)        to create a lively and attractive built environment that will provide amenities and services for the use and enjoyment of area residents, workers and visitors;

(c)        to encourage well-designed development that complements the pedestrian experience and enhances the built character of the neighborhood;

(d)        to establish and maintain physical and visual public access to and along Flushing Creek;

(f)        to make use of the waterfront by providing public access via private street network, direct connections to the water and to promote coordinated redevelopment of the area in a manner consistent with waterfront access and internal circulation within the Special District; and

(g)        to promote the most desirable use of land and building development in accordance with the District Plan for Downtown Flushing and thus conserve the value of land and buildings and thereby improve the City’s tax revenues.