The proposed project was estimated to generate 5,093 vehicle trips into the Elmont and surrounding Queens area during peak a.m. and p.m. hours in the weekday, according to the traffic study conducted by the state. During three Saturday peak hours, 12,955 vehicle trips were anticipated.
Redevelopment Plans in Elmont Highlight Quality of Life Concerns for Haitian communities in the Area
The mostly residential community where the project would be implemented sits on the border of Nassau County and Queens is home to approximately 3,500 people of Haitian descent, according to Data USA, which provides neighborhood statistics. However, according to Stringer and Grodenchik, it could also become home to traffic congestion for the Long Island neighborhood and the adjacent areas in Queens if the development is built.