Revealed: 11-30 45th Road

11-30 45th Road11-30 45th Road, rendering by Raymond Chan

The first renderings are up for a new residential project in Long Island City, at 11-30 45th Road; the site is located across the street from the John F. Murray Playground, and MoMA’s PS1 is also right around the corner. George Xu of Murray Park South LLC is the developer, and Raymond Chan is the architect of record.

Permits — which were disapproved back in February — list the 6-story development’s total scope at 22,488 square feet, and it will be entirely residential. 11-30 45th Street will be split between 24 units, and will stand 70 feet tall.

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11-30 45th Road pre-demolition, via Google Maps

The LLC listed on permits would seem to be a subsidiary of Century Development Group, as the firm’s page on 11-30 45th Road is where the rendering comes from; the site also lists a conflicting total square footage of approximately 39,000 square feet, though the figure given by the DOB is likely more reliable.

As Long Island City continues to boom, smaller infill projects like 11-30 45th Road will be crucial to the neighborhood’s full transformation. When it comes to creating a walkable and appealing place for pedestrians, lateral development — and the expansion of attractive urbanity — is more important than sheer verticality.

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11-30 45th Road aerial, via Google Maps

Given that plans for 11-30 45th Street enhance the block’s street-wall, the project will likely contribute to the neighborhood’s emerging urban fabric in a positive way; the building’s facade should also be relatively attractive, with neutral-toned paneling.

Per Century’s website, the building will house condominiums, and completion is expected in 2015.

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