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Long Island City

28-10 Jackson Avenue

Foundation Work Begins For 1,789-Unit Mixed-Use Development At 28-10 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City

Late last year, YIMBY reported on job applications for the 1,789-unit mixed-use development planned at 28-10 Jackson Avenue, in Long Island City. Now, The Court Square Blog reports foundation work has begun; Tishman Speyer and H&R Real Estate Investment Trust are developing, and the project includes 53-, 44-, and 33-story towers, with a combined total of 15,500 square feet of ground-floor retail. Completion is expected in June 2018, per signage, and Goldstein Hill & West is the architect of record.



29-26 Northern Boulevard

Excavation Begins On 44-Story Mixed-Use Building At 29-26 Northern Boulevard, Long Island City

Back in 2014, YIMBY revealed renderings of Simon Baron Development’s planned 44-story, 467-unit mixed-use tower at 29-26 Northern Boulevard, in Long Island City, and now excavation has begun, per The Court Square Blog. The building, dubbed QE7, will measure 382,120 square feet, which includes 13,580 square feet of retail space on the first and second floors. SBJ Group is designing, and completion is expected by the summer of 2018.


30-02 48th Avenue

Office Conversion Of Three-Story Warehouse At 30-02 48th Avenue, Long Island City

The Brickman Group and investor Daniel Loeb are planning to convert the three-story, 150,000 square-foot warehouse into offices at 30-02 48th Avenue, in the Hunters Point section of Long Island City. According to Crain’s, the building near the Hunters Point Avenue 7 train stop will undergo a top-down renovation, featuring a new lobby and roof deck, designed by Fogarty Finger. Brickman acquired the the property in 2013 for $21 million.


44-41 Purves Street

26-Story, 284-Unit Residential Building Nears Completion At 44-41 Purves Street, Long Island City

Construction started  early last year on 44-41 Purves Street, in Long Island City, where the Rabsky Group is developing a 26-story, 284-unit residential building, and the structure’s façade installation is now complete, per The Court Square Blog. The building will measure nearly 210,000 square feet, with units averaging a (typically) rental-sized 740 square feet. Salamon Engineering Group is the architect of record, and the project should open by the end of this year.



5-18 51st Avenue

Two Five-Story Condo Buildings Planned At 5-18 51st Avenue, Long Island City

Property owner Shahram Nassi has filed applications for two five-story, three-unit residential buildings at the vacant lots of 5-18 – 5-20 51st Avenue, in Hunts Point, Long Island City. The buildings will measure nearly 5,000 square feet, which means units will probably be condos, averaging 1,665 square feet. One duplex unit will share the first floor with the lobby and then take up the entire second floor. Another will occupy the third floor, and the last duplex will span the fourth and fifth floors. Issac & Stern Architects is designing.


23-10 Queens Plaza South

44-Story Residential Tower Nearly Halfway Up At 23-10 Queens Plaza South, Long Island City

Nearly a year ago, construction kicked off at 23-10 Queens Plaza South – aka 23-01 42nd Road, in Long Island City – where Property Markets Group is developing a 44-story, 391-unit residential tower, with 30,650 square feet of office space on the third floor. Now the building is up to the 20th floor, according to The Court Square Blog, and glass is quickly encasing the structure. SLCE Architects is the architect of record, and completion is likely in 2016.


42-12 28th Street

58-Story Residential Tower Rising At 42-12 28th Street, Long Island City

Back in 2014, YIMBY revealed renderings of Heatherwood Communities’ planned 58-story, 477-unit residential tower at 42-12 28th Street, in Long Island City, at the same time excavation was starting. Now, the project is up to its tenth floor, according to The Court Square Blog. Glass installation has also started, and completion of the tower, dubbed 28 On 28th, is expected in 2017. Goldstein Hill & West is the architect, and $154 million in financing was provided by PNC Bank in May.


22-22 Jackson Avenue, rendering by ODA

Work Wraps Up On 11-Story, 182-Unit Rental Building At 22-22 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City

Jeffrey Gershon’s 11-story, 182-unit rental building at 22-22 Jackson Avenue, in Long Island City, quickly went up over the past year, having reached its half-way point in December, and then topping out in April. Today, the finishing touches are being applied to the structure’s exterior, and glass installation is nearly complete, according to The Court Square Blog. ODA Architecture is designing, and the ground floor will feature 5,585 square feet of retail space. Completion is expected by the end of this year.