Long Island City is set to become a hub for office development in the outer boroughs. While some builders hope to put up massive commercial towers like One Court Square, others are creating office space in the neighborhood’s warehouses and loft buildings. One developer, Caerus Group, decided to convert and expand a two-story industrial building at 11-20 46th Road, a few short blocks from Court Square.
A rendering has been revealed of the nine-story, 29-unit mixed-use building under development at 41-21 23rd Street, in the Court Square section of Long Island City. The image was spotted on-site by The Court Square Blog. The latest building permits indicate the new structure will measure 33,233 square feet and rise 92 feet to its main roof, excluding bulkhead elements. There will be 1,493 square feet of retail space across the ground and cellar levels, followed by 29 apartments across the second through ninth floors. The units should average 799 square feet apiece. Great Neck, N.Y.-based property owner Amir Haghani is the developer and Michael Kang’s Flushing-based firm is the architect. Completion is expected in early 2018.
Construction is now nine stories above street level on the 11-story, 71-unit residential building under development at 41-15 23rd Street, in the Court Square section of Long Island City. A rendering has also been spotted on-site, courtesy of an update by The Court Square Blog. The latest building permits have the new structure measuring 65,806 square feet and rising 122 feet to the top of its bulkhead element. The apartments should average 742 square feet apiece, although it’s unclear whether rentals or condos are in the works. Brooklyn-based property owner Isaac Schwartz is the developer and Karl Fischer’s SoHo-based firm is behind the architecture. Completion is expected in the summer of 2017.
An anonymous Queens-based LLC has filed applications for a four-story, 10-unit mixed-use building at 31-47 137th Street, located on the corner of 32nd Avenue in downtown Flushing. The project will measure 14,986 square feet. It will contain 2,473 square feet of medical offices on the ground floor, followed by 10 residential units across the second through fourth levels. The apartments should average 765 square feet; in Flushing, units of this size could indicate either condominiums or rentals. Hui Zeng’s Bayside-based ABC Engineering is the applicant of record. The lot is currently vacant.
TVG Partners has filed applications for a two-story, 107,115-square-foot storage building at 75-28 Queens Boulevard, located between Kneeland and Jacobus streets in Elmhurst. The commercial building will feature storage space across two below-grade levels as well as both above-grade floors. It’s unclear what exactly will utilize the 30-foot-tall facility, although a self-storage business is most likely. The project will come with four off-street parking spaces, four loading berths, and accessory office space. Frank G. Relf’s Long Island-based firm is the architect of record. The 38,549-square-foot site is occupied by a single-story commercial building. Demolition permits have not been filed.