Site for the Flight 587 Memorial Park to be located 15 blocks from crash site. The Department of Transportation and Department of Parks and Recreation applied for a map amendment to establish a Memorial Park honoring the 265 victims who died when flight 587 crashed in Rockaway in November 2001. The site consists of .16 acres between Beach 116th Street’s southern turnaround and Ocean Promenade.
The map amendment would eliminate portions of Beach 116th Street by relocating the street’s turnaround immediately north of the proposed site. The proposal would also eliminate portions of Ocean Promenade, just south of the turnaround and north of Rockaway Beach. Other amendments would establish the Memorial Park, adjust the grade, and permit acquiring or disposing of any necessary property. There was no opposition at the Planning Commission hearings in January 2006 and the Commission adopted the resolution on February 8, 2006.
ULURP Process: DOT, as lead agency, issued a negative declaration. After certification, Community Board 14 and Queens Borough President Helen Marshall approved unanimously.
CPC: Flight 587 Memorial Park (C 060090 MMQ) (February 8, 2006). CITYADMIN