New Look: 24-12 42nd Road, Long Island City

24-12 42nd Road long island city rendering24-12 42nd Road, rendering via Ampiera Group

The developer behind an eight-story apartment building at 21-42nd Road near Queensboro Plaza in Long Island City has posted new renderings for the project, which YIMBY first revealed a year ago.

Developed by Ampiera Group, the project will stand 84 feet tall and include 36 apartments spread across 29,403 square feet of residential space. Ampiera’s website claims the apartments will be condos, despite fairly small units averaging 816 square feet a piece.  The ground floor will have 4,300 square feet of retail, along with an apartment lobby and bike parking. 

Residential will begin on the second floor with four units, followed by six apartments per floor on floors three through seven, and two apartments on the top floor.

24-12 42nd Road interior 1

24-12 42nd Road, rendering via Ampiera Group

Flushing-based My Architect will handle the design. The site’s former two-story apartment building has been demolished, and construction is expected to finish in summer 2016, according to construction signs caught by Court Square Blog.

Ampiera picked up the three lots stretching around the corner of 42nd Road and Crescent Street for $5,300,000 in 2013. This building will rise only a block south of Queensboro Plaza, where several old factories and warehouses are giving way to high-rises. A few blocks away, Brause Realty and Gotham Organization are developing a 35-story, rust-accented rental tower, and next door, Rockrose is building a 54-story apartment building atop the old Eagle Electric warehouse.

24-12 42nd Road interior 2

24-12 42nd Road, rendering via Ampiera Group

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