The Durst Organization acquired the development site surrounding and including 27-29 Queens Plaza North last December for $173.5 million, and while SLCE Architects had previously conceived plans for a tower nearing supertall status, the design now appears to be changing. Handel Architects has filed for permits for a two-story retail building that will rise at 29-23 Queens Plaza North, on the southwestern corner of the site, which will have a total construction area of just over 20,000 square feet. There will be 10,333 square feet of commercial space within, and the structure will rise 41 feet to its rooftop.
The larger surrounding development will have 1,000 apartments in a single tower, with 250 of those units to be set aside as affordable housing. New plans for that part of the project have yet to be revealed, but given Handel is handling the retail component, they would seem to be the likely candidate for the main building as well. The official address of the tower will be 29-37 41st Avenue.