Late last year, Century Development Group signed an agreement with Starwood Hotels & Resorts to bring a 250-key Westin hotel to the mixed-use project planned at 137-61 Northern Boulevard, located on the corner of Leavitt Street in downtown Flushing. Century told The Real Deal that the latest development plans call for a 12- or 13-story building, which, in addition to the hotel, would also include 50 residential units.
A Flushing-based property owner has filed applications for an eight-story, 12-unit mixed-use building at 137-70 Northern Boulevard, in downtown Flushing. The project will encompass 54,983 square feet and rise 97 feet to its roof. There will be 14,251 square feet of retail space across parts of the ground through third floors, followed by 5,361 square feet of medical office space on the third floor and 12 apartments across the fourth through eighth floors. The residential units should average 1,580 square feet apiece, which means they will likely be condominiums.
2015 marked the 50th anniversary of the New York City landmarks law. There were occasions to celebrate, and the Landmarks Preservation Commission designated six individual landmarks and four historic districts. 2016 was considerably busier for the commission. It designated 40 individual landmarks and two historic districts, including 12 new Midtown East landmarks and 26 sites from its backlog. Here are all of them, for you to take in as the year comes to a close.
An undisclosed buyer has acquired, for $13 million, the 28,350-square-foot development site at 159-18 Northern Boulevard, located between 159th and 160th streets in Flushing’s Murray Hill section. The site is currently occupied by a two-story commercial building, a former branch of Flushing Bank, Crain’s reported. If the existing structure is demolished, the site could accommodate a maximum 56,700 square feet of development. Nearly 38,273 square feet could be used as residential space, whereas up to 28,350 square feet could be commercial space. Any amount, up to 56,700 square feet, could be used as community facility space. Plans for the site have not been disclosed.
An anonymous Queens-based LLC has filed applications for a four-story, 10-unit mixed-use building at 31-47 137th Street, located on the corner of 32nd Avenue in downtown Flushing. The project will measure 14,986 square feet. It will contain 2,473 square feet of medical offices on the ground floor, followed by 10 residential units across the second through fourth levels. The apartments should average 765 square feet; in Flushing, units of this size could indicate either condominiums or rentals. Hui Zeng’s Bayside-based ABC Engineering is the applicant of record. The lot is currently vacant.