Foundation work looks to be complete at 23-20 Jackson Avenue, the site of a nine-story mixed-use hotel in Long Island City, Queens. Designed by KSQ Architects and developed by The Vorea Group, the corner property will yield a grand total of 85,851 square feet, which will be divided into retail, offices, and a 72-room hotel operated by San Francisco-based hotelier Sonder Corp.
Recent photos through the construction fence show the foundation slab and perimeter walls fully formed and settled. A great number of tied steel rebar components are in position for the core walls, awaiting the eventual pours of concrete. Additional steel rebar along the edges of the building’s footprint protrude upward and will become part of the structural columns on the edges of the edifice. Construction should reach street level by the end of summer and begin ascending through the fall.
The retail space will be located on the ground floor and cellar levels of 23-20 Jackson Avenue, while the office space is set to span the second and third stories. The hotel will occupy the remaining upper six levels. It was last reported that Compass will lease 11,000 square feet of the rentable office space. The closest transit to the site are G and 7 trains at the Court Square subway station. Also nearby are the E and M trains to the north at the Court Square-23rd Street station along 44th Drive.
A completion date for 23-20 Jackson Avenue has not been announced, though sometime in 2021 seems likely.