While the city could decide to ban hotels from manufacturing zones, developers have only pushed forward with plans to build them, even in fairly remote parts of the outer boroughs. Yesterday, new building applications were filed for an eight-story hotel at 38-04 11th Street, at the northern edge of Long Island City. And YIMBY has the reveal for the project, which will replace an auto shop and commercial sculpture studio on the corner of 38th Avenue.
The hotel will hold 152 rooms spread across 43,734 square feet of commercial space. Each floor will have 22 rooms, except for the seventh, where there will be 30 rooms. Guests will also be able to enjoy a roof terrace, and a restaurant, conference rooms and gym in the cellar.
And the development will include a parking lot with 17 spaces.
Alec Shtromandel of Greenwich Street Equities is developing the project, and he’s once again hired Ben Krone of Gradient Architecture to design it. The duo teamed up for another hotel we revealed last month at 489 Baltic Street in Boerum Hill, but 38-04 11th Street will have a very distinct aesthetic from the corten-clad “Baltic Huis.”
Gray facade panels and tilted sections of brick help give the facade a dynamic look. It will certainly stand out among the low-slung warehouses and small row houses that fill the blocks east of Ravenswood Generating Station. The interiors are typically clean and modern, and they subtly reference the patterned, slightly uneven feel of the exterior.
Shtromandel bought the 8,500-square-foot property for $4,270,000 last month, according to Queens Courier.
Another developer, Jannat Hospitality Group, filed plans for a 175-key hotel last month just two blocks away at 12-02 37th Avenue.