Back in July of 2014, YIMBY revealed renderings of the two-towered, 1,115-unit mixed-use development underway at 22-44 Jackson Avenue, located in the Court Square section of Long Island City. Following the demolition of the 5 Pointz warehouse, excavation began in August of 2015 for the new buildings, followed by foundation work in November later that year. Now, a portion of the site closest to Jackson Avenue is at street level and beginning to rise, as seen by photos via Curbed NY and The Court Square Blog. The northern and southern towers, which will be connected by a common two-story base, will rise 48 and 41 stories respectively.
The entire project will encompass 1,209,884 square feet, of which 39,765 square feet will be designated for retail space on the ground and cellar levels. The residential units will be rental apartments averaging 876 square feet apiece. Amenities include a 250-car garage on the cellar through second floors, storage for 529 bikes, private storage units, laundry facilities, a pet grooming room, a swimming pool, a fitness room, a basketball court, a children’s playroom, an entertainment room, and a gallery and artists’ studios. Midtown-based HTO Architect is designing and G&M Realty is the developer. Completion is expected in late 2017.
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