Permits have been filed for three mixed-use buildings at 20-12 and 21-02 Mott Avenue, and 17-21 Redfern Avenue in Far Rockaway, Queens. The three structures are part of Phase 3 of the Rockaway Village complex, a five-phase development bringing eight buildings with retail, community facilities, and 1,700 new affordable housing units to an underutilized area near the Far Rockaway-Mott Avenue subway station, serviced by the A train. Non-profit developer Phipps Houses under the Mott Center, LLC is listed as the owner behind the applications. Marvel Architects is listed as the architect of record.
Renderings depict an assemblage of buildings that vary in massing and volume, providing a scheme in which each structure appears unique yet still harmonious within the group. Landscaped terraces on the various setbacks complement the large plaza, a prominent feature of Rockaway Village.
The proposed 98-foot-tall development at 20-12 Mott Avenue will rise ten stories and house 55 residential units. 21-02 Mott Avenue, a 150-foot-tall edifice, will rise 15 stories with 129 residential units and 7,650 square feet of community facility space within. The 123-foot-tall building at 17-21 Redfern Avenue will rise 12 stories, with 354 residential units and 188 enclosed parking spaces. The concrete-based structures will also have a cumulative 112,293 square feet of commercial space between 20-12 Mott Avenue and 17-21 Redfern Avenue.
Demolition permits were filed in 2018 for the two sites on Mott Avenue and in 2019 for the lot on Redfern Avenue. There is a 2026 estimated completion date for the entire complex.