LIC Comprehensive Plan
Phase 2: Implementation
The first LIC Summit in 2014 led to the LIC Comprehensive
Plan, an effort that engaged businesses, residents and local
stakeholders in short and long-term community planning
efforts and has continued through each successive Summit. The
LIC Comprehensive Plan Phase 1 Report (2016) identified key
findings and recommendations for guiding LIC’s future. We are
now working towards implementing many of these projects and
initiatives, some of which are detailed in the following pages. We
will be releasing a more complete status update later this year.
Among other findings, the Report reinforced the importance of LIC’s uniquely mixed-use character.
The neighborhood’s industrial, commercial, retail, residential, dining, arts and cultural sectors all
help make LIC a model live/work/innovate center. Just as all of these sectors are interconnected and
interdependent, each of our efforts has multiple purposes and effects. We continue to advocate for
City, State and private investment to both serve the current needs of the community and prepare for a
future of broad potential across all of our sectors and people.
The below projects are generously funded in part by grants from the following: Empire State Development and the
NYC Regional Economic Development Council, NYS Assemblywoman Catherine Nolan, Queens Borough President
Melinda Katz, New York City Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer, The New York Community Trust, NYC Department
of Small Business Services, Queens Council on the Arts, TD Charitable Foundation, and multiple local stakeholders.
Keeping Up to Date
LICP frequently conducts community surveys to assess
business needs and neighborhood quality of life. We
recently launched updates to the LIC Business and
Organization Survey and the LIC Retail Survey. See our
website for more details on survey results.
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