Nearly a year ago, construction kicked off at 23-10 Queens Plaza South — aka 23-01 42nd Road, in Long Island City — where Property Markets Group is developing a 44-story, 391-unit residential tower, with 30,650 square feet of office space on the third floor. Now the building is up to the 20th floor, according to The Court Square Blog, and glass is quickly encasing the structure. SLCE Architects is the architect of record, and completion is likely in 2016.
Excavation is currently underway for 11 two-story warehouse buildings spanning the lots of 18-21 – 18-27 41st Street and 18-22 – 18-42 42nd Street, in eastern Astoria, encircling the landmarked Steinway Mansion. According to Queens Chronicle, the buildings will stand 30 feet in height and will total 23,450 square feet. Gerald Caliendo is the architect of record, and an anonymous LLC, headed by the property owner Sal Lucchese, is developing. Completion is slated for Summer 2016.
Back in 2014, YIMBY revealed renderings of Heatherwood Communities’ planned 58-story, 477-unit residential tower at 42-12 28th Street, in Long Island City, at the same time excavation was starting. Now, the project is up to its tenth floor, according to The Court Square Blog. Glass installation has also started, and completion of the tower, dubbed 28 On 28th, is expected in 2017. Goldstein Hill & West is the architect, and $154 million in financing was provided by PNC Bank in May.
Sandy Robbins, of Blackstone Builders Inc., has filed applications for a four-unit residential development spanning the lots of 101-12 – 101-16 158th Avenue, in Old Howard Beach, a block north of the Howard Beach/JFK Airport stop on the A train. Twin two-story buildings will each house two residential units, with units averaging 1,190 square feet. Ben Leonardi’s Miele Associates is the applicant of record, and demolition work commenced on the existing single-story home in June.
Jeffrey Gershon’s 11-story, 182-unit rental building at 22-22 Jackson Avenue, in Long Island City, quickly went up over the past year, having reached its half-way point in December, and then topping out in April. Today, the finishing touches are being applied to the structure’s exterior, and glass installation is nearly complete, according to The Court Square Blog. ODA Architecture is designing, and the ground floor will feature 5,585 square feet of retail space. Completion is expected by the end of this year.