A large trapezoidal lot at 48-18 Van Dam Street in Long Island City may soon serve as the new headquarters for International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Local 813, a union that represents a variety of laborers in the New York City Metropolitan Area. Before the project can begin, the Department of City Planning will need to approve zoning text amendments to permit the construction of a mixed-use commercial building that is above the currently allowable height and density.
A seven-story, fully affordable housing complex may be coming to Sunnyside, Queens. Led by non-profit developer Phipps Houses, the 167-unit building is proposed for 50-25 Barnett Avenue. Last week the local Community Board 2 voted in favor of the rezoning application needed to move forward on the project for residents with incomes between 40 and 80 percent of the area median income (AMI).
Detailed proposals contained within an environmental assessment statement reveal plans to construct a mixed-use affordable housing building in Sunnyside, Queens. Located at 50-25 Barnett Avenue, the eight-story building could yield 167 to 189 residential units, 170 parking spaces, and 5,323 square feet of office area that will be reserved for non-profit use.
When it comes to new development in New York City, one of the most prolific and notable of the current firms in existence is The Durst Organization, which previously led the construction of One World Trade Center in a public-private partnership with The Port Authority. YIMBY recently interviewed its eponymous head, Douglas Durst, who gave updates on the firm’s major new Long Island City project, dubbed Sven, as well as a range of other topics.
In a master plan created in part by the city’s Economic Development Corporation (EDC), 12,000 affordable apartments could be built over Sunnyside Yard in Queens. If it comes to fruitrition, it would be the largest recent development of affordable housing, to the tune of an estimated $14.4 billion. The hefty price includes the deck over the rail yard on which the residential buildings will sit, as well as the streetscape and infrastructure for utilities, a new rail station for commuter trains, multiple schools and libraries, commercial space for offices, manufacturing, and retail, and 60 acres of open space and public parks.