The affordable housing lottery has launched for The Ariel, an 11-story residential building at 44-46 Purves Street in Long Island City, Queens. Designed by Gerald J. Caliendo Architects, the structure yields 49 residences. Available on NYC Housing Connect are 15 units for residents at 130 percent of the area median income (AMI), ranging in eligible income from $68,572 to $167,570.
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A new rendering has emerged for 27-49 Jackson Avenue revealing a dramatic change in design for the stalled project in Long Island City, Queens. Originally designed by Raymond Chan Architect and developed by ARCFE, work began in 2018 on what was to be a 14-story, 146-foot-tall residential building with 37 units. The site has sat idle for the past couple of years, with only a partial section of the reinforced concrete superstructure formed. While the dimensions and scope of the new iteration remain unclear, the rendering shows that the building’s footprint will be extended further to the east to the corner of Jackson Avenue and 42nd Road. 27-51 Jackson Avenue is the current owner of the property and DHC Contracting Inc. is now the general contractor.
The Durst Organization has released the first renderings of a new public outdoor space at the base of Sven, the developer’s latest residential skyscraper at 29-37 41st Avenue in Long Island City. The half-acre space will debut as Sven Park and offers a new playground, dog runs, workout and parkour facilities, ping-pong tables, swinging benches, and stationary seating.
Work is finishing up on the Innolabs life science facility at 45-18 Court Square in Long Island City, Queens. Designed by Perkins + Will and developed by King Street Properties, Newmark Knight Frank, and GFP Real Estate, the project involved the restoration of a central building and construction of a six-story addition in multiple wings. The low-rise property is located just south of Jackson Avenue between Court Square West and Pearson Street, a short walk from the 7, E, and G trains at the Court Square subway station.
Construction has topped out on 27-19 Thomson Avenue, a ten-story residential building in Long Island City, Queens. Designed by MY Architect PC and developed by Thomson Development LLC, the 28,051-square-foot structure will yield 23,012 square feet of residential space spread across 30 units and 5,039 square feet of lower-level retail. Warner Construction Services Inc. handling construction of the 116-foot-tall building, which stands on a trapezoidal plot at the intersection of Thomson Avenue and 44th Drive.