The industrial area near downtown Flushing may have escaped a rezoning from the city, but developers are still eyeing the warehouses and building supply stores for future high-rises. One of those builders has filed plans for a 12-story, mixed-use development at 133-34 36th Road, a few blocks from the Main Street stops on the 7 train and the Long Island Railroad.
The building would reach 137 feet into the air on a mid-block lot between College Point Boulevard and Prince Street. It would hold 36,680 square feet of retail on the first, second, and fourth floors, 14,646 square feet of community facility space on the third floor, and 35,787 square feet of residential space on the remaining eight stories. There would be 32 apartments, or four per floor.
The subterranean levels would include a whopping 254 parking spots, divided between three floors. We assume that most of this parking will be public, because parking comes at such a premium in Flushing, and zoning would only require a few dozen parking spots for the residential and retail portions.
Tony Chen of United Imports is developing the project, which will replace his two-story warehouse and wholesale business. He has owned the property since 1987.
Flushing-based TL Engineering applied for the permits.
Another development was headed for the lot next door before neighborhood Councilman Peter Koo pressured the city to withdraw plans for the Flushing West rezoning. Those plans, which are still making their way through the Department of Buildings, call for an eight-story hotel and apartment building.
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