NEW YORK CITY-Development and operation of Governors Island would largely be controlled by the city under an agreement announced Sunday. The city and state on Sunday released a master plan which would entail parkland, a high school scheduled to open in September and some commercial development. The New York Times reported Monday that a satellite campus for New York University is another possible element.

Under the agreement between the city and state announced Sunday, a newly created group known as the Governors Island Operating Entity would have primary responsibility for the future of the island, which was a military outpost from Revolutionary War days until 1995. The board of the new entity would consist of 13 members, nine of whom would be appointed by the mayor.

Sunday’s announcement marked the start of the approval process, which will include an interactive display of the master plan starting with the June 5 opening of the visitors’ season for the island. There will be a similar exhibit installed in the Battery Maritime Building’s waiting room in Lower Manhattan. Public comments received through these display will serve as feedback to help guide the plan through its next stages, according to a release.

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