Exterior work is shaping up on 21-16 44th Drive, an eight story mixed-use building in Long Island City, Queens. Alternately addressed as 21-18 44th Drive, the structure is designed by C3D Architecture and developed by Amsterdam Hospitality and will yield a mix of ground-floor retail space, 40 hotel rooms measuring around 250 square feet each, and 29 homes averaging just under 700 square feet apiece. The site is located along 44th Drive between 21st Street and 23rd Street.
It appears that work is on hold at 21-16 44th Drive, aka 21-18 44th Drive, a mixed-use property in Long Island City, Queens. Construction only reached the sixth floor and still has two more levels to go before topping out. Designed by C3D Architecture and developed by Amsterdam Hospitality, the project is slated to yield a mix of ground-floor retail space, 40 hotel rooms measuring around 250 square feet each, and 29 homes averaging just under 700 square feet apiece. YIMBY last reported on the project in August 2015, when permits were filed for its construction.
Early last year, crews demolished the single-story warehouse building at 21-16 44th Drive, in Long Island City, and then posted a mysterious rendering, but later removed it. It appears the site has changed hands now that The Court Square Blog spotted pre-filings for an eight-story mixed-use building by the developer Amsterdam Hospitality. Retail space will be located in the cellar and ground floors, and a 70-key hotel will span the building’s four lower stories. Above, there will be 29 apartments topped by a roof deck.