As mega-developer Related Companies finishes construction on its first buildings at Hudson Yards in Manhattan, the firm led by Stephen Ross is pushing forward with a small affordable development for veterans in northeastern Astoria, near the East River waterfront.
Construction is now 18 stories above street level on the 54-story, 790-unit residential project under development at 43-22 Queens Street, in the Court Square/Queens Plaza section of Long Island City. Progress on the structure can be seen thanks to photos posted to the YIMBY Forums. The tower will rise 598 feet to the top of its bulkhead and encompass 712,747 square feet. The project will incorporate much of the former six-story Eagle Electric Manufacturing building, which will serve as the tower’s base. Apartments will be located on the second through 54th floors, with amenities mostly on the ground through fourth floors. Rose Development is behind the project and SLCE Architects is the architect. Completion is expected late next year.
The nine-story Dutch LIC at 25-19 43rd Avenue has been topped out within the past month and is starting to receive exterior cladding, as red brick climbs along its eastern façade. Even in its unfinished state, the 86-unit residential project leaves a distinctive mark in Long Island City’s booming Court Square district. The design by GF55 Partners appears conventional from many angles. The building is notable for its sharp-angled south corner, anchored by a heavy steel truss at the base. Both of the striking features were conceived as responses to a challenging site. The project is built by Ekstein Development, with EFT Skyline Construction LLC serving as the general contractor.
A Flushing-based property owner has filed applications for twin two-story, two-family houses at 47-25 and 47-27 Bowne Street, in East Flushing. The buildings will measure 2,493 square feet each, and across both, the residential units should average 807 square feet apiece. There will also be a total of four off-street parking spaces, two of which will be housed in separate, 190-square-foot garages. Edward C. Lui’s Little Neck-based architecture firm is the architect of record. The 50-foot-wide, 4,750-square-foot plot is occupied by a two-story house. Demolition permits were filed in April.
Long Island City-based Bayside Contracting has filed applications for a four-story, three-unit mixed-use building at 35-48 32nd Street, on the southern end of Astoria. The project will measure 3,068 square feet, including 1,331 square feet of ground-floor retail space, followed by three residential units across the floors above. The full-floor apartments should average 579 square feet apiece, indicative of rentals. Joseph Sultana’s Bayside-based JLS Designs is the architect of record. The 25-foot-wide, 2,500-square-foot lot is occupied by a three-story townhouse. Demolition permits have not been filed.