YIMBY readers may be getting used to announcements of Long Island City superlatives, such as the tallest hotel in Queens nearing completion close to the borough’s tallest residence, which was recently surpassed by the city’s tallest apartment building outside of Manhattan. Even against these headlines, the complex rising at 28-10 Jackson Avenue, designed by SLCE Architects, takes scale to a new level. With over 1,900 units, 28-10 Jackson Avenue nearly doubles the offerings of the massive, 974-unit Hayden under development a few blocks west.
Exterior detailing is ready to be installed on the 33-story, 69-unit mixed-use tower at 172 Madison Avenue. Stone panels that will complete the gray and glass facade will be installed in a matter of days, according to Karl Fischer Architect, which is designing the tower.
Last November, YIMBY reported that the 18-story, 288-unit mixed-use project at 7 West 21st Street, in the Flatiron District, topped out. Since then, much of the façade has been installed on both street fronts — the building spans the block between 21st and 22nd streets — as seen in photos taken by Tectonic. The latest building permits indicate the project encompasses 289,809 square feet. Both buildings will be connected up to the ground floor, where 13,076 square feet of retail is planned. The residential units above will be rentals, averaging 904 square feet apiece. Twenty percent (58 units) will rent at below-market rates through the affordable housing lottery. Friedland Properties is the developer. Morris Adjmi Architects is the design architect, with the Stephen B. Jacobs Group serving as the executive architect. Completion is expected in 2017. The new building sits within the Ladies’ Mile Historic District.
Construction has finally been completed on the 10-story, 37-unit mixed-use building under development at 42-60 Crescent Street, in the Court Square/Queens Plaza section of Long Island City. Photos of the finished product can be seen on the YIMBY Forums. The building, called Factory House, measures 56,711 square feet and rises 109 feet above street level to the top of its bulkhead. It contains 2,309 square feet of ground-floor retail, followed by residential units on the floors above. They will be condominiums, ranging from one- to four-bedrooms and averaging 1,189 square feet apiece. Rising Developers Group is both the developer and design architect. Alfredo T. Fredericks’s Elmhurst-based architecture firm is the architect of record. Occupancy can probably be expected soon.
An anonymous Chinatown-based LLC has filed applications for a four-story, five-unit residential building at 217 Bay 49th Street, in southern Gravesend. The project will measure 4,800 square feet and its residential units should average 852 square feet apiece. It’s unclear whether the units will be rentals or condominiums. Harry H. Hong’s Chinatown-based H2 Consulting is the applicant of record. The 20-foot-wide, 2,000-square-foot lot is currently occupied by a single-story house. Demolition permits were filed in August. The Bay 50th Street stop on the D train is located three blocks away.