Another project is joining the Long Island City construction boom – permits on behalf of Sunnyside 43rd Street LLC were approved this week, and they indicate that 41-22 43rd Street will rise 9 floors, and hold 38 units. The development’s total scope is 29,000 square feet, so units will – on average – be fairly small. Initial plans were filed back in March of 2008, so the building has been in the works for several years.
The project is located in Sunnyside, which is just East of Long Island City; 41-22 43rd Street is nearly adjacent to the rail lines that extend all the way to Court Square. The corridor is a natural opportunity for growth, given the amount of vacant land that sits next to the elevated tracks, and will become a dense residential node over the course of the next decade, as infill developments continue to rise.
The architect of record is Sandor Weiss, for Gelu Durus Musica; while the name is colorful, no information comes up when searching besides the fact that the firm was “fined & surrendered D-14 and professional certification privileges” back in 2006.
Whether that is a good or bad sign for 41-22 43rd Street remains to be seen – perhaps the offending violation incorporated excessive creativity. Given the location of this project, that is probably not a concern.
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