Pre-Filings Submitted for 12-Story Building at 1725 Village Lane, Far Rockaway, Queens

1725 Village Lane, via Google Maps1725 Village Lane, via Google Maps

Permits have been filed for a 12-story mixed-use development at 1725 Village Lane, in Far Rockaway, Queens. The site will be a re-imagining of the mostly-abandoned Far Rockaway Shopping Center.

AmNewYork’s Lisa Colangelo reported on the expected positive impact of the project, saying, “Far Rockaway’s biggest eyesore is finally getting the makeover it deserves.”

The massive center was built in the 1960’s, at the tail end of car-centric Robert Moses’ control over New York City. The site is located across the street from the Far Rockaway Mott Avenue Station, last stop for the A trains in Queens. Mott Center LLC will be responsible for the development.

The 125-foot tall complex will yield 298,080 square feet, with 217,260 square feet dedicated to residential use, and 38,180 square feet for commercial-retail space, which will include three retail bays and a grocery store. 295 parking spaces will be created, including capacity for 198 vehicles below grade. 226 apartments will result, averaging 961 square feet apiece, which could suggest rental or condominium use. Tenant recreational space will be available on the second and tenth floor.

The new development, dubbed “The Far Rockaway Village,” is expected to rehabilitate the ailing neighborhood, mainly by removing the poorly-planned center. City Councilman Donovan Richards, who has worked on revitalizing the downtown area for several years, said in an interview with amNewYork, “No more false starts. This is a new day.” The Councilman had also described the project as including 700 apartments, and 90,000 square feet of commercial retail space.

The permits pre-filed today fulfill roughly a third of that promise, suggesting more to come, and Marvel Architects will be responsible for the design.

Demolition permits have not been filed, and the estimated completion date has not been announced.

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10 Comments on "Pre-Filings Submitted for 12-Story Building at 1725 Village Lane, Far Rockaway, Queens"

  1. Please pardon me for using your space: I hope next details will decrease.

  2. Sure hope someone is going to save that old sign!

  3. The caption says “1725 Village Lane, via Google Maps.” That may be a name they’re planning to use for that location, but there’s currently no Village Lane in Far Rockaway, and accordingly Google Maps doesn’t find it.

  4. 700 units for welfare…realy not cleaning up neighborhood making it worse

  5. I would like an application form

  6. Anthony Ferraro | June 2, 2020 at 11:41 am | Reply

    I’m currently on beach 19th Street my Dad’s apartment he had passed away in March I’ve been looking for a studio rental I’m wondering if you could send me an application on my email I also have a government voucher that pays 12 months it’s called City steps I’m currently on SSI SSDI spending and I have money my name is Anthony Ferraro

  7. My name is Mrs Karen Addison
    I’m interested in the new and up coming
    building 1725 Village lane can you please
    Let me know how to get an application
    Your Consideration will be appreciated
    Thank you

  8. Please send me an application for the new and up coming building 1725 Village lane
    In Far Rockaway
    Your Consideration will be appreciated.
    Thank you

  9. Saundra Williams | July 26, 2021 at 9:26 am | Reply

    Hi, My name is Saundra. I am currently seeking a two bedroom apartment for three adults…please send me an APPLICATION for the up and coming new residency of 1725 Village Lane in Far Rockaway. Thank You.

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