A recently published Environmental Assessment Statement has revealed Halletts North, a 1-million-square-foot development at the waterfront edge of Astoria, Queens. If the required zoning amendments are approved, the building will house a mix of market-rate and income-restricted apartments, retail space, and a community facility. The scope of construction also includes 525 parking spaces and over 41,000 square feet of publicly accessible area.
The project is referred to as “Halletts North” and lists the veiled applicant as Astoria Owners, LLC.
Renderings of the Halletts North project are credited to Studio V Architecture.
The Halletts North development site comprises an assemblage of lots at 3-15 26th Avenue and 3-17 26th Avenue. The lots are currently occupied by multiple vacant warehouses. On the eastern boundary, the property is bordered by Third Street, a privately owned street that is mapped but currently unbuilt.
Required approvals and review procedures include the elimination of Third Street between 26th Avenue and the waterfront, zoning amendments to permit construction of a dense mixed-use property, special permits to waive height and setback requirements, and Waterfront Authorization for phased developments.
The proposed actions would facilitate the construction of up to 1,400 apartments including 350 affordable units, over 3,500 square feet of retail space, and a 9,700-square-foot community facility. The public outdoor space would include a waterfront esplanade running the entire length of the development, lawn and lounge spaces, and active recreation areas.
A public scoping meeting will take place on March 22, where attendees will have an opportunity to voice concerns or provide feedback for the proposed development and area rezoning. If all goes in favor of the developer, the anticipated build year is 2031.