Permits Filed: 24-16 Queens Plaza South

42-02 Crescent Street, just above blue dot, overhead shot from Bing Maps42-02 Crescent Street, just above blue dot, overhead shot from Bing Maps

Another day, another permit filed for an apartment building on Crescent Street, in Long Island City.

Today’s filing comes at the corner of Crescent Street and Queens Plaza South, right below the Queensboro Bridge, for a 14-story residential building. The permit for the structure at 24-16 Queens Plaza South gives no unit count, but pegs the total floor area at 91,064 square feet, of which 3,634 would be commercial space (likely retail) and the balance would be residential.

YIMBY could not get in touch with the developer, but the high ceilings – the building would reach 170 feet, with more than 12 feet per floor – combined with the generally hot market in the Court Square area suggests condominiums. (Another hint is that nearby builders, including yesterday’s filing at 42-44 Crescent, are doing condos.)

The apartments would replace a five-story pre-war office building, which has signs for a post office, dentist and lawyer. While the current structure is nice looking, commercial buildings offer large assemblages of land under unified ownership – ideal for redevelopment – and New York City builders have been razing sites like it for over a century.

Maamin Properties is the developer (they share an address with Urban Company), and SLCE is the architect of record.

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