Major New Mixed-Use Development Revealed at 46-15 Kissena Boulevard in Flushing, Queens

Rendering of The Kissena Center at 46‐15 Kissena Boulevard - S9 Architecture,

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.

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6 Comments on "Major New Mixed-Use Development Revealed at 46-15 Kissena Boulevard in Flushing, Queens"

  1. Please pardon me for using your space: The structure’s charms I think I don’t know, but colors I always like it. (Thank you)

  2. So is it Aufgang or S9?

  3. I wish the city would streamline the ULURP process for projects with this type of density in Queens. In my opinion transit oriented projects like this Otto and One Sixteen are exactly what we need from a planning and affordable housing perspective.

  4. Another step towards turning our residential communities into congested nightmares. It certainly seems to be time for many of us to move on to places were sanity prevails.

  5. Another uncontrollable development force to the likes of KIMCo that will pay-off City Planners and corrupt the ULURP process to deliberately convert and destroy south of 45th Ave our low density residential, treed and livable neighborhoods of single family homes with reasonable quality of life to the congested unbearable calamity of high rise buildings that are found north of 45th Ave along Kissena Blvd, along Main Street, College Point Blvd and elsewhere-endorsed and favored by many of our equally corrupted pro-development elected officials.

    • 99.999% of the country is low or no density. It’s ridiculous that some people choose to complain about density (relatively speaking 8 stories is not even really that dense) in the .0001% of the part the country which also happens to be its largest city. In addition, being liberal New Yorkers, should these whining folks be for progressive environmental agendas? Housing the growing human population in denser urban areas is far more environmentally friendly than having that population spread out, using up more land and increasing the carbon footprint of each person due to the need to travel longer distances.

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