City Agencies to Review Proposals for the Peninsula Hospital Redevelopment Site in Edgemere, Queens

Rendering of the Peninsula Hospital Redevelopment - Aufgang ArchitectsRendering of the Peninsula Hospital Redevelopment - Aufgang Architects

City agencies will soon review amended proposals to redevelop the former Peninsula Hospital site in Edgemere, Queens into an 11-building mixed-use complex. The development’s final scope of work arrives a year after residents and community members were invited to provide commentary and feedback on initial plans.

The buildings are designed by Aufgang Architects and are spread across 9.3 acres of vacant property. If approved, the development would yield a whopping 2,200 residential units. Approximately 1,900 of those units would be restricted to households at or below 80 percent area median income (AMI) with 200 of those for seniors. The remaining 300 units are up to 130% AMI.

The development would also introduce 72,000 square feet of retail space, including a supermarket and possibly a fitness center pending application approval, 77,000 square feet of community facilities programmed for medical use, and a 24,000-square-foot public plaza.

Peninsula Hospital Redevelopment Area - Peninsula Rockaway Limited Partnership.

Peninsula Hospital Redevelopment Area – Peninsula Rockaway Limited Partnership

Public commentary largely questioned the projected number of parking spaces, job opportunities for local residents, and the potential impact on local schools considering the great influx of potential residents. In response to these concerns, the development team has increased proposed parking area from 642 to 973 available spaces and has expanded community facility area to 77,000 square feet.

Peninsula Hospital Redevelopment Area - Peninsula Rockaway Limited Partnership.

Components within the Peninsula Hospital Redevelopment – Peninsula Rockaway Limited Partnership

As YIMBY previously reported, Arker Companies and the Northeast Brooklyn Housing Development Corporation purchased the site for $19 million in July of 2016. The pair appear to be behind the new project but are listed in proposal documents as Peninsula Rockaway Limited Partnership.

The project would be financed through a mix of private investments and funding from government agencies or programs related to affordable housing development. If approvals are granted, the completed complex is expected to wrap construction by 2034.

Red area is the proposed build-site for the Peninsula Hospital Redevelopment - Peninsula Rockaway Limited Partnership

Red area is the proposed build-site for the Peninsula Hospital Redevelopment – Peninsula Rockaway Limited Partnership

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3 Comments on "City Agencies to Review Proposals for the Peninsula Hospital Redevelopment Site in Edgemere, Queens"

  1. Architect and builder would love all structures, sport and entertainment activities I see it’s constructive. (Hello YIMBY)

  2. but why the surface parking at a busy street!! put another building there, and if you must have the parking make it vertical above a base full of retail and ask for more FAR!

  3. Longtime Resident | May 9, 2019 at 6:25 pm | Reply

    This plan needs to be dramatically scaled back. Unacceptable irresponsible overbuilding in an already densely populated community beset with low income housing, highest unemployment in Queens (10% higher than NYC), over crowded schools, negligible job opportunities, and inadequate transportation. The worst planning since the Lindsay administration.

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