Early last year, crews demolished the single-story warehouse building at 21-16 44th Drive, in Long Island City, and then posted a mysterious rendering, but later removed it. It appears the site has changed hands now that The Court Square Blog spotted pre-filings for an eight-story mixed-use building by the developer Amsterdam Hospitality. Retail space will be located in the cellar and ground floors, and a 70-key hotel will span the building’s four lower stories. Above, there will be 29 apartments topped by a roof deck.
The building will total just 39,790 square feet, with residential units averaging 683 square feet, indicative of rentals. Depending on the amount of retail space, hotel rooms will average around 250 square feet. C3D Architecture is the architect of record.