Tishman Speyer Plans Two More Gotham Center Office Towers in Long Island City

Two Gotham CenterPresent-day Two Gotham Center, image via Google Maps

Tishman Speyer has filed plans for a two-tower commercial project in Long Island City, next to its 22-story office building known as Two Gotham Center.

New building applications filed on Friday call for a million square feet of commercial and industrial space at 28-07 Jackson Avenue. The building will reach 27 stories and 396 feet into the air on a large parcel bounded by 28th Street, 42nd Road, Jackson Avenue, and Queens Plaza South. It will also share a block-long lot with Two Gotham Center, which Tishman developed in 2011 and sold to H&R REIT for $415.5 million later that year.

The complex will hold 900,500 square feet of commercial space and 27,569 square feet of manufacturing. It will consist of two towers, named One and Three Gotham Center.

There will also be 250 parking spots, spread between the first two floors and a mezzanine level sandwiched in between them. Parking isn’t required in Long Island City, but zoning rules for the area around Queens Plaza cap the maximum amount of non-residential parking at 250 spaces.

WeWork will anchor the complex with 283,000 square feet of office space, The Real Deal reported in February, and a second anchor tenant will occupy 200,000 square feet. The pair of towers will offer 31,000 square feet of retail, which will be divided into five storefronts, according to the plans.

Tishman hopes to raise $145 million in EB-5 funding for the development, which is expected to cost $700 million, according to TRD.

MoEd de Armas & Shannon Architects applied for the permits.

Across Jackson Avenue, Tishman is developing a three-building, 1,789-unit residential project. The tallest of the towers will top out at 53 stories, and the other two will reach 44 and 33 stories respectively. The huge and long-abandoned CN West Chemical complex used to occupy the property, but it was demolished last year.

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