As property values in Long Island City skyrocket, developers are starting to look a little further afield for places to build office space. A pair of developers are taking a chance on an industrially zoned strip in Sunnyside, just across the rail yards from Long Island City. They just filed plans for an eight-story office and medical building there at 38-01 Queens Boulevard, on the corner of 38th Street.
38-01 Queens Boulevard
In December 2015, Curbcut Urban Partners and Platinum Realty Associates acquired, for $12.07 million, the two-story industrial building at 38-01 Queens Boulevard, in the Dutch Kills section of Long Island City. A rendering of the planned nine-story, 146,000-square-foot multi-use commercial building has now been revealed, via the Wall Street Journal. The project will include office space, retail, and a large amount of community facility space that will be able to accommodate medical offices, nonprofits, and other community-related tenants. The commercial building will also feature amenities like a rooftop deck and terraces. The developers plan to both lease and sell, as commercial condos, the space in the building. SBLM Architects is responsible for the design. Demolition permits were filed in January to knock down the existing building.