A lot has progressed at the site of 23-20 Jackson Avenue since YIMBY’s last update back in early August. The nine-story reinforced concrete superstructure quickly rose and topped out since the summer, and now the brick façade and window grid await to be revealed from behind the blue netting and metal scaffolding. Designed by KSQ Architects and developed by The Vorea Group, the property is located at the corner of Jackson Avenue and Pearson Street in Long Island City, Queens. The structure will yield 85,851 square feet with retail, offices, and a 72-room hotel operated by San Francisco-based hotelier Sonder Corp.
The northwestern and northeastern elevations have the signature red brick fenestration, as depicted in the main rendering, while the blank southwestern profile is clad with gray rectangular panels. The same is seen on part of the southeastern side that comes to an L-shaped configuration where the hoist is attached. 23-20 Jackson Avenue can be seen from the elevated 7 train leading into the Court Square Station, which also services the E, M, and G trains with access to the nearby Court Square-23rd Street stop. The netting and scaffolding should likely be removed and dismantled in the coming months.
23-20 Jackson Avenue will feature ground-floor and cellar retail space, along with office area on the second and third stories. It was last reported that Compass will lease 11,000 square feet of the rentable office space. The hotel will occupy the remaining upper six levels. Office workers and hotel guests will be able to get a good view of the Long Island City skyline to the north with a clear perspective of notable skyscrapers such as Hill West Architect‘s Skyline Tower at 23-15 44th Drive and One Court Square.
23-20 Jackson Avenue looks like it could be completed before the end of the year.