Though the weather is cooling down, it isn’t putting a damper on new development in Long Island City. On Wednesday, a new 10-story, 102,292-square-foot mixed-use building topped out at 37-14 36th Street, located between Northern Boulevard and 37th Avenue in the Dutch Kills section of the neighborhood.
Silver Star Motors is the developer, the Midtown South-based architecture firm Montroy Andersen DeMarco is behind the design, and 1 Oak Contracting actually constructed the building.
The developer will operate a Mercedes-Benz dealer on the first two floors and a mezzanine level, occupying 35,571 square feet of commercial space.
Above will be 85 rental apartments, starting on the third floor and occupying 66,721 square feet of residential space. There will be 12 units on the third floor, 16 units each on the fourth through sixth floors, eight units each on the seventh and eighth floors, seven units on the ninth floor, and two units on the 10th floor. There will be 30 studios, 27 one-bedrooms, 28 two-bedrooms, and two three-bedrooms.
Amenities will include a 500-square-foot gym, a 1,600-square-foot outdoor barbeque area with a yoga space, and an outdoor trellis seating area. A 700-square-foot lounge will have a pantry, a communal table, and a television lounge. Communal laundry facilities will be available for studio residents, while the others will have en-suite laundry. Those amenities are all on the third floor. The 10th floor will feature a 1,300-square-foot outdoor space with a fireplace and seating area.
There will also be storage space for 43 bicycles and a 43-car parking garage.
The building is located around the corner from the 36th Street station on the M and R trains. Northern Boulevard feeds right on to the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge and into the Queens Midtown Tunnel.
Occupancy is expected by the summer of 2017.