After ‘exhaustive negotiations,’ Won supports $2 billion Innovation QNS project in Astoria ahead of key City Council vote

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The massive $2 billion Innovation QNS development in Astoria will move forward after Councilwoman Julie Won on Nov. 21 threw her support behind the project ahead of a unanimous Land Use Committee vote, which effectively gives the green light to the developers to build a new five-block mixed-use neighborhood.

Won said her decision comes after months of “exhaustive negotiations” with the Innovation QNS developers behind the project — Silverstein Properties, BedRock and Kaufman Astoria Studios — which yielded more than double the number of affordable units that were originally offered, as well as an unprecedented package of community benefits.

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