Located in Long Island City at 27-29 Queens Plaza North, Queens Plaza Park will soon be one of the tallest skyscrapers in both Queens and New York City. It is also addressed as 29-37 41st Avenue. The 755-foot-tall, 67-story tower is nearing completion of its concrete foundations, and vertical ascent should begin sometime in the first half of 2019. A new updated design by Handel Architects was revealed back in April, and features a concave-shaped glass building. Selldorf Architects is designing the interiors while The Durst Organization is in charge of developing the 978,000 square foot tower.
Permits have been filed for an eight-story hotel building at 95-10 218th Street, in Jamaica, Queens. Located near the corner of Jamaica Avenue and 218th Street, the new hotel is one block west of the Queens Village station on the LIRR, serviced by the Hempstead and Oyster Bay lines. Hotel developer Amritpal Sandhu is listed as the owner behind the applications. He previously filed permits for an eight-story hotel at this location in 2016.
LBA Logistics and RXR Realty have big plans for a 770,000-square foot, multistory logistics center in Maspeth, Queens. A 71,000-square-foot single-story warehouse with 6.5 acres of fleet parking and storage is currently extant at 56-19 Grand Avenue. The new structure will feature 21-foot ceiling heights and nine interior dock positions, and can accommodate a variety of vehicles and equipment. It is already available for lease, with occupancy starting in the second quarter of 2019.
A new nine-story residential building is coming to the intersection of Gateway Boulevard and Mott Avenue, at 1403 Gateway Boulevard, in Far Rockaway, Queens. Frank Monterisi of Greenport Land Acquisition is the developer. The site is currently a fenced-off open space, and will require no demolition permits.
Amazon has officially revealed its plan to develop a second headquarters along the East River banks of Long Island City, Queens. The “HQ2” corporate complex will span multiple lots and structures on Vernon Boulevard, from 44th Road, all the way to 46th Avenue.