Revealed: 43-25 Hunter Street

43-25 Hunter Street43-25 Hunter Street, image by SLCE

A project insider submitted fresh renderings for Rockrose’s development at 43-25 Hunter Street, in Long Island City’s Court Square neighborhood. The architect is SLCE, and permits were partially approved late last week.

The insider also has the latest details regarding scope, and 43-25 Hunter Street will be very substantial, with a gross measurement totaling 970,000 square feet. Ground-floor retail will comprise 19,400 square feet, and the remainder of the project will be divided between 974 apartments, with 20% set aside as affordable; the development will also be split between two components, with a 14-story building rising next to the larger tower.

43-25 Hunter Street

43-25 Hunter Street’s mid-rise component, image by SLCE

The project will include a host of amenities, including basketball courts, a billiard room, and a yoga studio. A setback above the tower’s 38th floor will be used as the roof deck, and views overlooking Queens, Manhattan, and Brooklyn will be comprehensive.

43-25 Hunter Street will also become one of the tallest buildings in Long Island City, standing 50 stories and 509 feet to its pinnacle. Among residential towers, only Heatherwood’s new skyscraper at 42-12 28th Street will be taller, and both developments should rise concurrently. While the Citigroup Building has long anchored Court Square’s skyline, it will soon be joined by several apartment projects that will add substantial heft.

43-25 Hunter Street

43-25 Hunter Street, image by SLCE

Large-scale developments like 43-25 Hunter Street will be essential to Court Square’s success, especially as the area will eventually become the densest neighborhood in Queens. Projects that fill out the streetscape and the skyline are key to future vibrancy, and Rockrose’s latest high-rise will do both; the firm has plans for over 1,500 additional units in the vicinity, which will further catalyze Long Island City’s evolution into a 24-hour Downtown.

Completion of 43-25 Hunter Street is tentatively slated for 2017.

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