Revealed: Hindu Temple at 264-12 Hillside Avenue, Floral Park, Queens

264-12 Hillside Avenue, drawing by Manish Savani264-12 Hillside Avenue, drawing by Manish Savani Architect

A Hindu temple in Hollis, Queens hopes to expand farther east to serve the thriving South Asian community in Floral Park, a neighborhood right next to the Long Island border. YIMBY has a look at the plans for their new temple, which is set to rise at 264-12 Hillside Avenue.

The Floral Park temple will closely resemble traditional Hindu shrines in India. While we don’t have renderings, we do have detailed drawings pulled from environmental review documents. The stepped structure will be topped with five large domes, and little ziggurats will perch on top of several entranceways lined with columns.

The two-story building will have a large prayer hall, a small store, a vestibule, and an office on the first floor. The second floor will hold studies for three priests, storage, mechanicals, and a caretaker’s apartment.

East side of 264-12 Hillside Avenue, drawing by Manish Savani Architect

East side of 264-12 Hillside Avenue, drawing by Manish Savani Architect

The house of worship will rise on a 10,000-square-foot plot between 264th and 265th streets, only a few blocks west of the city border with Nassau County. Plans for the 8,000-square-foot structure were filed more than a year ago, but the Department of Buildings hasn’t approved them yet.

The site is also fairly contaminated because it was a gas station until 1991. In order to gain DOB approval, the developers have to truck out the contaminated soil and clean up the lot according to city regulations.

Shiv Shakti Peeth temple is developing the project, and architect Manish Savani is responsible for the design.

West side of 264-12 Hillside Avenue, drawing by Manish Savani Architect

West side of 264-12 Hillside Avenue, drawing by Manish Savani Architect

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4 Comments on "Revealed: Hindu Temple at 264-12 Hillside Avenue, Floral Park, Queens"

  1. When will this be made?

  2. South Asian community? I’m sorry but the community is filled with more than one ethnic group–there are African-Americans, Hispanics, Italians, Chinese, Koreans, Irish, English, Jewish people and other residents. Stop putting up false profiles. The South Asian group is a small minority here.

  3. Lark, white flight? We are all Americans who love and appreciate living in this great country. Stop trying to divide us.

  4. Don’t build this shit

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