Continuing the discussion from NEW YORK | LIC Queens Rezoning - Queens Plaza Subdistrict:
BY: NIKOLAI FEDAK ON JANUARY 22ND 2014 AT 6:00 AM
23-10 Queens Plaza South -- image from Property Markets Group
New renderings have been revealed for Property Markets Group‘s 23-10 Queens Plaza South, a mixed-use addition to the booming market in Long Island City’s Court Square neighborhood. The tower will stand 44 floors, and the existing warehouse will be converted to parking and loft office space. Permits for construction were filed late last year, indicating a height of 481 feet, and a total of 391 apartments.
SLCE is the architect of record. Whether the released image is final remains to be seen, but in Court Square’s case, the vertical profile of 23-10 Queens Plaza South is less concerning than the creation of an actual neighborhood.
At the very least, the preservation of the existing industrial space will allow the tower to engage with the street in a way that’s atypical for new construction in Long Island City, as few buildings incorporate legacy structures. While PMG’s project may not add retail — key to creating areas that thrive 24/7 — at least the site will be mixed-use, and 30,000 square feet of commercial ‘loft’ space is sure to be attractive.
Construction is beginning this month, and the entirety of the project will measure nearly 340,000 square feet. Plans have apparently undergone changes since PMG’s acquisition was first revealed late last year, as initial reports were that the development would be residential-only, and that the old warehouse would be razed.
Given that work is now beginning, completion is likely before 2017.