It was in September of 2014 that YIMBY brought you news of a planned 11-story, 73-unit mixed-use building at 25-24 Jackson Avenue (a.k.a. 5 Court Square) in Long Island City, at the corner of Thompson Avenue, just across the street from One Court Square. Now, we have an idea what it will look like, courtesy of renderings from Flushing-based MY Architect.
Its 11 stories will rise 125 feet into the air. The entire project will measure 62,908 square feet, with 57,914 square feet devoted to the residential portion. With 73 units, that works out to an average size of about 793 square feet each. That indicates rentals are likely.
Residential units will begin with seven on the second floor, eight each on floors three through 10, and two on the 11th floor. Renderings show terraces for many of them. There will be parking for 37 bicycles. Filings also list a 1,703-square-foot recreation room on the 11th floor. If you subtract that from the residential square footage, average unit size goes down to more like 770 square feet each.
The project also includes 4,994 square feet of commercial space. That will be for office space in the cellar, an office lobby on the first floor, and retail on the first floor.
The site sits across Thompson Avenue from Court Square Park and around the corner from Rafferty Triangle. At Court Square is easy access to the subway’s E, G, M, and 7 trains. That will mean about a 15-minute ride to the Times Square subway hub and a couple of minutes’ shorter ride to the station at Grand Central Terminal.
The 11-story mixed-use building will replace a two-story commercial structure that used to include a Domino’s pizza and the ENC Market. The developer is listed as a Tom Wu, operating as a Great Neck, Long Island-based LLC.