It’s been months since we checked in on Heatherwood Communities’ high-rise residential project at 42-12 28th Street in Long Island City. As of July, it had reached 10 stories. Now, thanks to somewhat dramatic photos taken by our friend Tectonic, we can see that the 58-story building must be close to its final height.
The final height will be 596 feet, according to the latest new building permit issued by the Department of Buildings. It will contain a total of 398,702 square feet.
Nearly all of that – 392,824 square feet – will go towards residential space. With 477 units, that works out to an average apartment size of over 823 square feet. Those residences will start on the fourth floor with nine units, followed by 10 units each on floors five through 29, eight units each on floors 30 and 31, 10 units each on floors 32 through 44, four units each on floors 45 and 46, six units each on floors 47 through 56, and four units on the 57th floor.
There will be parking for 50 cars on the second floor and storage for 272 bicycles on the first floor. The third floor will have a pool and “tenant lounge areas.” The fourth and fifth floors will each have an exercise room/fitness center. There will be a roof terrace on the 58th floor.
The building will also have 5,878 square feet of commercial space, which will be first floor retail.
The building will be extremely convenient for mass transit users, with the 7 train’s Queensboro Plaza stop and the E, M, and R trains’ Queens Plaza stop each about a block away.
The building is being designed by Manhattan-based Goldstein, Hill & West Architects. Completion is expected in 2017. It’s right next to Heatherwood’s 27-story, 142-unit 27 on 27th.