Permits for a new, nine-story, mixed-use building at 45-57 Davis Street in Long Island City first appeared in February 2018. Today, new renderings from architects J Frankl / C Mallea Associates, offer a first glimpse of the rising property. When fully complete, the structure will comprise 145,000 square feet of both residential and ground floor retail space.
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At the end of 2018, residents began moving into the 467 units at ALTA LIC. The 44-story high-rise, located at 29-22 Northern Boulevard, was designed by the Stephen B. Jacobs Group and developed by partners Simon Baron Development and Quadrum Global. Only ongoing interior work at the 11,372-square-foot retail space reminds passersby of recent construction. Already taller towers rise next door, however ALTA’s pivotal location, expressive façade, and distinctive crown assure the skyscraper’s enduring prominence on the rapidly-growing Long Island City skyline.
The story of Amazon’s selection of Long Island City for the company’s second headquarters stoked the hopes and dreams of many New Yorkers living within the Five Boroughs, with the company’s promise to bring up to 40,000 new jobs averaging $100,000 per year to Queens, by 2033. Unfortunately, due to the actions of a few elected Democrats, these hopes and dreams have now been squashed, as Amazon has now pulled out of Long Island City. Despite petitions and basic organizing advocating for the new HQ2, the combined Twitter presence of a rabid horde of regressive leftists led by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez generated sufficient outrage for cancellation.
Permits have been filed for a six-story residential building at 26-79 30th Street in Long Island City, Queens. Located between Astoria Boulevard and Newtown Avenue, the interior lot is less than two blocks from the 30 Avenue subway station, serviced by the N and W trains. Eleni Dalagiorgou, using Dour LLC, is listed as the owner behind the applications.
Permits have been filed for a 20-story mixed-use tower at 45-31 Davis Street in Long Island City, Queens. Located off Jackson Avenue, the through lot is one block south of the Court Square subway station, serviced by the 7, E, M, R, and G trains. Amit Veeramachaneni of Ascent Development is listed as the owner behind the applications.