A new rendering has emerged for 27-49 Jackson Avenue revealing a dramatic change in design for the stalled project in Long Island City, Queens. Originally designed by Raymond Chan Architect and developed by ARCFE, work began in 2018 on what was to be a 14-story, 146-foot-tall residential building with 37 units. The site has sat idle for the past couple of years, with only a partial section of the reinforced concrete superstructure formed. While the dimensions and scope of the new iteration remain unclear, the rendering shows that the building’s footprint will be extended further to the east to the corner of Jackson Avenue and 42nd Road. 27-51 Jackson Avenue is the current owner of the property and DHC Contracting Inc. is now the general contractor.
Work is ramping up at the site, with construction workers and excavators busily prep the land for more foundation work. At this time, it remains unclear if 27-49 Jackson Avenue’s semi-built superstructure will be expanded into the new design or simply torn down.
The main rendering depicts a much bulkier massing with a rectangular volume rising about 13 stories tall, enclosed in a glass curtain wall with floor-to-ceiling windows, dark metal elements, and a flat roof parapet. Ground-floor retail space is shown wrapping around the southern and eastern sides of the first level.
Below is the original rendering of 27-49 Jackson Avenue.
The closest subways are the E, M, and R trains to the northeast at the Queens Plaza station and the 7, N, and W trains at the Queensboro Plaza station.
A revised completion date for 27-49 Jackson Avenue is slated for fall 2023.