Flushing-based property owner Tu Kang Yang has filed applications for two two-story residential buildings at 5-11 – 5-15 126th Street, on the northern end of College Point, in Queens. The building at 5-15 126th Street will measure 2,647 square feet and contain two full-floor apartment units, averaging 893 square feet apiece. The second house, at 5-11 126th Street, will measure 3,220 square feet, but will house a single family. Chang Hwa Tan’s Flushing-based Tan Architect is the architect of record. Demolition permits were filed in December for the site’s existing two-story, single-family structure, along with an associated garage.
In February, YIMBY brought you two construction updates on the nearly topped out 58-story, 477-unit residential tower at 42-12 28th Street, in the Queens Plaza section of Long Island City. The project, dubbed Tower 28, has since topped out at 647 feet above street level, per the Court Square Blog, becoming the second tallest building in Queens and the city’s tallest residential building outside of Manhattan. The 398,702-square-foot tower will eventually contain rental apartments that average 823 square feet apiece. The bottom portions of the structure host a 50-car parking garage, bike storage, and many other amenities, in addition to 5,878 square feet of ground-floor retail space. Heatherwood Communities is the developer and Goldstein, Hill & West Architects is behind the design. Completion is expected in 2017.
In June of 2015, news broke that a Karim Rashid-designed condominium project would be coming to 30 Thompson Street, in SoHo, and now new building applications have been filed for the project. The 18,000-square-foot project will rise nine stories, or 113 feet, above street level. It will contain a total of eight residential units, each averaging a spacious 1,741 square feet, indicative of condominiums. The ground floor and a mezzanine level will host a lobby, a small parking garage, and mechanical equipment, and the full-floor apartments will begin on the second floor. Weis Group, Mavrix Group, and Walker Ridge are the developers, while Heritage Architecture is serving as the architect of record. Completion is expected in late 2017. Demolition permits were filed in 2015 for the single-story warehouse occupying the site.
Last July, developer Hogg Holdings filed plans for 11 stories of condos at 287 East Houston Street, between Suffolk and clinton Streets on the Lower East Side. Now, YIMBY has a new rendering of the facade.
Long Island City is hot. If you want one gauge of how hot, consider that YIMBY has written close to two dozen stories about or involving Long Island City just this year. While many projects are speeding along, one project – 41-21 28th Street – is moving a little more slowly, as seen in photos sent to us by our friend Tectonic.