Long Island City is hot. If you want one gauge of how hot, consider that YIMBY has written close to two dozen stories about or involving Long Island City just this year. While many projects are speeding along, one project – 41-21 28th Street – is moving a little more slowly, as seen in photos sent to us by our friend Tectonic.
When we checked in on the project in December of 2015, the project had reached the third floor. That’s about where it stands now, though its lot coverage has increased. In other words, while it hasn’t really grown vertically, it has grown horizontally.
When complete, the building, located between 41st Avenue and Queens Plaza North, will be 16-stories-tall, rising to 185 feet, and it will encompass 127,393 square feet. Residential square footage will total 126,717. That works out to an average unit size of about 763 square feet. So,
There will be eight units on the first floor, 16 units each on floors two through eight, 11 units on the ninth floor, seven units on floors 10 through 13, three units each on floors 14 and 15, and one unit on the 16th floor. That’s all according to the Schedule A. Developed by All Year Management and designed by architect Karl Fischer, we can see on a rendering that some of the upper units will have balconies.
As for building amenities, there will be 55 valet automobile parking spaces, 85 bicycle parking spaces, and storage rooms in the cellar. There will also be several recreations spaces, including one on the first floor and one on the 16th floor.
The building will also include 675 square feet of commercial space and that will be on the first floor.
The site is extremely convenient for mass transit users, with the 7 and E/M/R lines each about two blocks away. If you’re a car-based person, the approach to the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge is right there.
Completion was scheduled for this year.