Queens Plaza Park, aka Sven, is the 25th building on our annual countdown of the tallest projects underway in New York. Construction has passed the halfway point on the 755-foot-tall residential skyscraper, which is located at 27-29 Queens Plaza North in Long Island City. Meanwhile, the curved reflective glass curtain wall is rapidly ascending the 67-story reinforced concrete superstructure. Handel Architects is the designer and The Durst Organization is the developer of the project, which is also addressed as 29-37 41st Avenue. Selldorf Architects is the interior designer.
In a recent ceremony, Triangle Equities celebrated the launch of sales at a luxury townhouse development known as Kensington Estates. Located in Woodbury, Long Island, the new community is exclusively available to adults 55-and-over and is expected to debut in 2020.
Back in 2015, plans were approved to begin construction on a number of high-end residential developments in the Downtown center of Mineola, Long Island in an effort to bolster and revitalize the growing community. That initiative includes construction of Mineola Village Green at 199 Second Avenue, a 266-unit residential project designed by local architects Stephen B. Jacobs Group for Lalezarian Properties. Today, YIMBY has the first look at renderings depicting the ongoing development.
Going east into the Long Island town of Mineola, a large 312-unit residential and mixed-use project developed by Sabre Real Estate has its first renderings. The building is called One Third Ave, and has 1,600 square feet of available retail space left at the southwest intersection of 3rd Avenue and 3rd Street. The property sits one block away from the Mineola Train Station, making it less than forty minutes away from Midtown. Steven B. Jacobs is the designer of the building, with units coming in one- to three-bedroom spreads with private terraces for penthouses.
Another warehouse in Long Island City is about to meet the wrecking ball to make way for a new development, this time, at 11-52 44th Drive. There, Daniel Gazal of 11-52 44th Drive, Inc., has filed applications for an eight-story and 19,014 square-foot building. Within, there will be 1,773 square feet of retail on the first floor, and 14,115 square feet of residential up above, divided amongst 22 units. At an average size of about 630 square feet, rentals seem likely. Frank Demmerle, of Demmerle Design Studio, is the architect of record, and demolition permits for the existing structure have not yet been filed.