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Queens Borough President not ready to say 'yes' to NYCFC stadium

Donovan Richards wants written commitments from NYCFC and their developer partners on community-focused issues.

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Queens Borough President Donovan Richards says he is not yet ready to recommend approval of the Willets Point redevelopment that includes the NYCFC soccer stadium

When asked by Hudson River Blue about the status of his recommendation on the Willets Point project, Richards said he was waiting to get firmer written commitments from NYCFC and its developer partners on specific community-focused issues he’s raised during the approval process.

“We are continuing talks. I am not at a ‘yes’ yet, but I’m hopeful that a lot of the things we’ve requested, by the deadline, will be met. There’s been no pushback, we just want to see everything in writing—if it’s not in writing it’s not real,” BP Richards said when asked about the project during an end-of-year media roundtable held on December 18.

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