Project Vision

For the past three years, New York Mets owner Steve Cohen and his partners have been listening to their neighbors. After 16 community workshops, and meeting with thousands of local residents, the two most frequently mentioned community needs are jobs and green space. It’s time 50 acres of asphalt at Citi Field turn green. Let’s create something exciting in Queens that all of New York can be a part of.

We can have it all

On these empty 50 acres, we can build something spectacular

Metropolitan Park project vision


  • Public accessible open green space
  • Community athletic fields
  • Playgrounds and gardens


  • Thousands of permanent union jobs
  • Well-paying, year-round employment
  • Priority hiring for local residents


  • Accessible mass transit station
  • Improved and efficient parking
  • Modernized road and bike network


  • Hotel with restaurants and bars
  • Casino gaming and sportsbook
  • Live music venue


  • Affordable and authentic dining options
  • Cuisine featuring local vendors
  • Community event space

Steve Cohen

Investing in the community

“It’s time New York got the sports and entertainment park it deserves. When I bought this team, fans and the community kept saying we needed to do better. Metropolitan Park delivers on the promise of a shared space that people will not only want to come to and enjoy, but can be truly proud of.”

—Steve Cohen, New York Mets Owner

Steve Cohen

Hard Rock International

Love All – Serve All

“Hard Rock has been committed to New York since our first restaurant in 1984, and we're excited to extend our stellar reputation as an employer, community partner, and world-class entertainment company to the World's Borough.”

—Jim Allen, Hard Rock International CEO

Jim Allen


Building through innovation and inclusion

Providing services to government agencies, municipalities, private institutions, industries, designers and developers, McKissack's legacy is built on innovation, technology, diversity & inclusion, sustainability, and community engagement. They are a perfect partner for a community who values legacy, but is always looking to the promise of a brighter and more inclusive future.

“The opportunity to develop a project like this in Queens is once-in-a-generation. Through community engagement we can create a sustainable development that fosters innovation and growth for a borough clearly on the rise.”

—Cheryl McKissack Daniel



The best in the world, all from New York

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SHoP Architects are innovators, craftspeople, and problem solvers, highly-trained specialists and proud generalists who share global expertise in anticipating and designing for what's ahead.
Staffed by an interdisciplinary staff that consistently proves-at sites around the world-that intelligent, evocative design can be made with real-world constraints. Though their work is global in reach, they are at their core a New York office, committed to defining the vision for their home city in its contemporary condition, exemplified in the Barclay's Center, the Brooklyn Tower, Essex Crossing, Pier 17, and Domino Park.

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Field Operations are landscape architects and urban designers devoted for the past 30 years to advancing the field of landscape architecture and urbanism, primarily on high-visibility, complex urban projects around the world. 
With their office in New York, they’ve led transformative projects that defines our city’s relationship to public and park in ways not seen in generations. A negotiation between urban and natural space that is changing how we live in the city. These projects include the highly-acclaimed High Line in Manhattan, Domino Park and Greenpoint Landing in Brooklyn, Cornell Tech Campus on Roosevelt Island, and Fresh Kills Park in Staten Island.

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Jeffrey Beers International is a full service studio that specializes in architecture, design, and planning from hotel hospitality to resorts, from restaurants to residential. Based in New York, but with global reach, JBI pairs the precision of architecture with the sensuality of form,  bringing emotion to modernism. Custom fixtures, sensitivity to the texture and color of materials, and elegant proportions define their work.
Grounded in thirty-five years of experience, JBI's designs balance discipline with spontaneity and blend Modernism with the warmth of artisanal techniques. This creative dialogue defines the ethos of JBI where architecture and artistry come together.

Hard Rock Experiences

Hard Rock properties span the globe with an uncompromising dedication to hospitality that promises so much more than a place to stay. When you stay with us, we take care of literally everything your heart desires. Anyone can offer a property visit; at Hard Rock, we deal in experiences. Our destinations are cooler, our rooms are more stylish, and our entertainment is incomparable.