Over the summer, YIMBY reported on applications for a 28-story, 296-unit residential building with retail space at 45-40 Vernon Boulevard, in Long Island City’s Hunters Point neighborhood. Renderings surfaced last week of the ShoP-designed project, which will actually include two additional new buildings, taking the form of smaller 14- and eight-story structures. Also, the existing and dilapidated four-story Paragon factory will be redeveloped rather than razed. A zoning variance must first be obtained, and besides the Paragon factory, other warehouses will need to be demolished. Simon Baron Development and Quadrum Global are developing.
Last week, sales for the second tower at The Grand at Sky View Parc launched with $85 million worth of contracts, according to Curbed. The project includes three residential towers totaling 750 condo units, and will be built atop a previously constructed retail podium and parking garage at 135-14 Roosevelt Avenue, in downtown Flushing. Construction is underway for the first two towers, with completion expected in late 2016. The first tower is already 95 percent sold. Onex Real Estate Partners is developing and the interiors are being designed by Peter Clewes’ architectsAlliance.
Back in August, excavation began for G&M Realty’s planned 48- and 41-story, 1.2-million square-foot mixed-use development at 22-44 Jackson Avenue, in Long Island City. Now, foundation work is underway at the site, according to The Court Square Blog. HTO-Architect is designing the project, which will include 1,116 residential units and 39,765 square feet of retail space. Completion is expected in the winter of 2017.
Long Island City’s Queens Plaza district is about to add 41-07 Crescent Street to its roster of new properties, as the nine-story apartment building wraps up construction. The Fogarty Finger-designed project shed its facade scaffolding last month, revealing a red brick facade with staggered bays of floor-to-ceiling windows.
QLIC, the Perkins Eastman-designed project at 41-42 24th Street in Long Island City, is virtually complete as construction wraps up its final stage. Some of its 421 apartments are already occupied, and the rest are waiting for their tenants.