Construction Update: 22-22 Jackson Avenue, 5Pointz Nearly Gone

22-22 Jackson Avenue22-22 Jackson Avenue, image from ODA

The ODA-designed 22-22 Jackson Avenue in Long Island City’s Court Square neighborhood is quickly gaining momentum, and new photos of progress posted to the architect’s Facebook page show that concrete is now being poured for the fifth floor. The building will soon stand 11 stories tall, and it will have 182 rental units.

22-22 Jackson Avenue

22-22 Jackson Avenue, image from ODA

Ground floor retail measuring 5,732 square feet will round out the project, and apartments will average just under 900 square feet each.

The photos also show how rapidly the surrounding neighborhood will soon change. A wave of construction is finally moving forward across all of Court Square, and just within a few blocks, thousands of units are in the pipeline.

22-22 Jackson Avenue

22-22 Jackson Avenue and remnants of 5Pointz at right, image from ODA

Across the street from 22-22 Jackson, the last remnants of 5Pointz are also visible, and that site alone will give rise to approximately 1,100 units split between two towers (revealed by YIMBY this past July). Demolition of the warehouse has proceeded rapidly since the razing of the structure began this past August, and HTO Architects is designing its replacement, which will have a significant affordable housing component in addition to 40,000 square feet of ground-floor retail and a dedicated art space.

22-22 Jackson Avenue, rendering by ODA

22-22 Jackson Avenue, rendering by ODA

ODA’s addition to Court Square will provide a much-needed dose of attractive contemporary design, blending Eran Chen’s signature boxy style with a concrete facade. The developer is Jeffrey Gershon, and completion is expected in 2016.

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