The Kimco Realty Corporation has filed proposals to construct a new eight-story, mixed-use building in Flushing, Queens. Designed by S9 Architecture, the development would be marketed as The Kissena Center and would contain rental apartments, a community facility, commercial retail, and a parking structure.
If approved, “The Kissena Center” would replace an existing neighborhood shopping center comprised of multiple one-story retail businesses and a surface parking lot.
From top down, proposed residential area measures approximately 244,000 square feet with 244 units positioned on floors three through eight. About 25% to 30% of the apartments would be let as affordable housing.
Above the first floor, the building would set back from the rear lot lines, creating an L-shaped structure to accommodate residential terraces. Within the building, a community facility would occupy 15,675 square feet of the second floor. Aufgang Architects is designing the project.
The ground floor of the structure would contain just under 58,000 square feet of retail. Two level of below-grade parking would accommodate 333 spaces for both residential and commercial use.
Pending approvals, the developer estimates 22 months of construction with full-completion by 2021.