Community Health

Long Island City Partnership

Business Census and Comprehensive Plan

The Task

The Long Island City Partnership (LICP) engaged Public Works to study the challenges local businesses and cultural organizations face in light of the neighborhood’s real estate transformation.

 

Our Strategy

  • Created and analyzed a survey delivered to over 6,000 Long Island City businesses
  • Facilitated focus groups and interviews with local stakeholders to dig deeper into survey findings and understand the neighborhood’s trajectory
  • Worked with the Long Island City Partnership to develop recommendations that would build upon the neighborhood’s strengths and address challenges as additional development continues

Project Impact & Outcome

  • An analysis that revealed stakeholders’ central challenges—including property affordability, land use conflicts, and inadequate local transportation
  • LICP’s first-ever comprehensive plan, targeting specific policy levers relevant to LIC and its local stakeholders—including enhanced business support services, incentives, and real estate and land use policies

Project Impact & Outcome

  • An analysis that revealed stakeholders’ central challenges—including property affordability, land use conflicts, and inadequate local transportation
  • LICP’s first-ever comprehensive plan, targeting specific policy levers relevant to LIC and its local stakeholders—including enhanced business support services, incentives, and real estate and land use policies