Last summer, YIMBY reported on the filing for a 10-story tower with ground floor commercial space planned at 37-14 36th Street in Long Island City, and now we have the first look at what will rise on the site, next to the 36th Street M/R station.
The 123-foot-tall building doesn’t have the most exciting design, but it will still improve this highway-like and industrial stretch of road along Sunnyside Yards. This little micro-hood, Dutch Kills, was rezoned from industrial to mixed-use in 2008, but 37-14 36th Street looks to be the first residential project in the works for Northern Boulevard.
A car dealership, Silverstar Motors, currently occupies the property and will will take up most of the first two floors in the new building. Apartments will be stacked on top, ranging from 12 units on the third floor to only two units on the 10th floor. There will be 85 apartments spread across 66,721 square feet of residential space, for an average unit size of 784 square feet.
Residents will have access to all kinds of amenities, including 43 parking spots and bike storage space in the cellar, indoor and outdoor recreation space on the third floor, gym, laundry room, and roof deck.
The development will include 35,571 square feet of commercial space for the dealership’s show room and repair shop, and encompass 102,292 square feet overall.
Michael Cohen, who owns the dealership and the property, is the developer. He took over the site in 2002, and the car dealership has been there since at least 1973, according to public records. Permits list Montroy Andersen Demarco as the architect of record.