A 50-story skyscraper could potentially rise from an assemblage of three undeveloped lots in the heart of Long Island City, Queens. The combined 25,177-square-foot parcel is known as QPX and consists of 30-25 Queens Boulevard, 29-00 Northern Boulevard, and 29-14 Queens Plaza East. The property is located adjacent to Sunnyside Yards and is sandwiched between two new high-rise developments.
The current owner of the properties, LargaVista Companies, has arranged for a zoning lot development agreement from neighboring properties to allow for an additional 117,328 square feet of space. This would enable a scope of approximately 419,428 buildable square feet for residential or mixed-use development. Given these dimensions, it would be possible for a skyscraper of substantial height and bulk to rise from the property, as depicted in the rendering.
Renderings, which were posted to YIMBY Forums, depict a sleek glass-clad structure surpassing the roof level of the neighboring 496-foot-tall ALTA LIC. The floor-to-ceiling windows are separated by thin white mullions that run the full height of the building, and are divided by horizontal bands in groups of three to five floors each. A series of small setbacks are positioned near the base of the building on the northern elevation and are topped with landscaping. Another setback three-quarters of the way up the structure could support an outdoor terrace, as could the roof, which appears to have a glass railing around its perimeter.
According to LargaVista, Fogarty Finger is the architect behind the conceptual renderings. The design bears a close resemblance to another skyscraper from the firm proposed in the vicinity, by Charney Companies and Tavros Capital, at 45-03 23rd Street.
30-25 Queens Boulevard and 29-14 Queens Plaza East were formerly occupied by a parking lot, gas station, and commercial structure, with demolition permits filed for the latter two components in 2016. The site at 29-00 Northern Boulevard is vacant.
Due to its position at the end of Queens Plaza, the property will yield excellent views to the west of the Queensboro Bridge and the Manhattan skyline that will not be obstructed by future construction. The location is also convenient for transportation, with an entrance to the Queens Plaza subway station, serviced by the E, M, and R trains, at the corner of the lot.