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2017 Skyscrapers

2017 New Construction Report: Building Applications Crash, Down 38 Percent Since 2015

New building applications for single and multi-family residential developments in New York City saw a major slowdown in 2016, as the fading boom following the changes that occurred at the Department of Buildings in 2014 began to slack further. Numbers have plunged by over half since 2014, and by 38 percent since 2015. The full report with spreadsheets covering every new building application is available at the research store.

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30-02 39th Avenue

10-Story, 428-Unit Mixed-Use Building Tops Out at 30-02 39th Avenue, Long Island City

Construction has topped out on the 10-story, 428-unit mixed-use building under development at 30-02 39th Avenue, in the Dutch Kills section of Long Island City. Progress on the structure, including façade installation, can be seen thanks to photos posted to the YIMBY Forums. The latest building permits indicate the project encompasses 413,138 square feet and rises 123 feet to its main roof. There will be 3,181 square feet of retail space on the ground floor, followed by 428 residential units across the ground through 10th floors. The apartments should average 679 square feet apiece, indicative of rentals. The Lightstone Group is the developer and Gerner, Kronick + Valcarcel (GKV Architects) is the architect. Completion is expected later this year.


38-07 31st Street

Six-Story, Nine-Unit Mixed-Use Building Planned at 38-07 31st Street, Long Island City

A Queens-based LLC has filed applications for a six-story, nine-unit mixed-use building at 38-07 31st Street, in the Dutch Kills section of Long Island City. The project will measure 11,203 square feet and rise 60 feet above street level. There will be 1,651 square feet of commercial-warehouse space on the ground floor, followed by residential units on the second through sixth floors. The apartments should average 726 square feet apiece, indicative of rentals. Emanuel Kambanis’s Long Island City-based GKA Design Group Inc. is the architect of record. The 25-foot-wide, 2,190-square-foot lot is occupied by a single-story warehouse. Demolition permits have not been filed.


11-20 46th Road. rendering by C3D Architects

Revealed: Warehouse-to-Office Conversion and Expansion at 11-20 46th Road, Long Island City

Long Island City is set to become a hub for office development in the outer boroughs. While some builders hope to put up massive commercial towers like One Court Square, others are creating office space in the neighborhood’s warehouses and loft buildings. One developer, Caerus Group, decided to convert and expand a two-story industrial building at 11-20 46th Road, a few short blocks from Court Square.

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