It was in December that YIMBY last brought you a construction update on the two-towered, 800-unit residential development under construction at 626 First Avenue, between East 35th and 36th streets in Murray Hill. The residential towers – now standing 41 and 48 stories – have since topped out, as seen in photos by Tectonic. The apartment units should average 906 square feet apiece and will be accompanied by 94,700 square feet of amenities, including a 38,000-square-foot public park. There will also be 4,100 square feet of ground-floor retail space. JDS Development Group is the developer of the 825,000-square-foot complex, and SHoP Architects is behind the design. Completion is expected in early 2017.
Property owners Byung Woo Lim and Ouk Ja Lim, doing business as an anonymous Long Island-based LLC, have been filing applications since June of 2014 for a three-story, 17,167-square-foot multi-use community facility at 153-03 41st Avenue (a.k.a. 40-23 – 40-27 Murray Street), in Queens’s Murray Hill. According to the latest filing, the new building will include a doctor’s office on part of the ground floor and a daycare on the rest of the ground floor and the entire second and third floors. The cellar will feature a 10-car parking garage. The 75-foot-wide property is currently occupied by two two-and-a-half-story buildings and is located three blocks from the neighborhood’s Long Island Rail Road station. Suk Hwan Kim’s Flushing-based Design Group In H&K is the architect of record.
In 2014, YIMBY revealed renderings of the planned 36-story, 372-unit residential building at 225 East 39th Street (a.k.a. 222 East 40th Street), in Murray Hill, and then foundation work began last summer. Thanks to photos by Tectonic, we can see the structure is now 16 stories above street level and rising. When the building is completed in the spring of 2017, it will encompass 373,248 square feet, with 343,187 square feet being used as residential space. The rental apartments will average 922 square feet apiece, and amenities include a fitness facility, children’s playroom, lounges, a café, a library, a courtyard garden, and a 35th-floor rooftop deck. Twenty percent of the apartments will rent at below-market rates. Fisher Brothers is developing the project and Handel Architects is designing it.
YIMBY can barely keep up with all the new development happening in Flushing and its nearby suburbs, which are quickly expanding with new East and South Asian immigrants. Yesterday, we spotted plans for a six-story, mixed-use building at 35-20 146th Street, in Murray Hill, just east of Flushing.
Back in August, YIMBY reported on permits for 35-08 146th Street, a planned 15-story residential building with community facilities on the ground floor. Now we have renderings of the project, which would rise just east of Flushing in an under-the-radar Queens neighborhood called Murray Hill.