BY MICHAEL STAHL
Permits were recently filed with the Department of Buildings by the F & T Group to begin developing the second stage of their Two Fulton Square project located on the site of the now-closed Flushing Mall. This phase of Two Fulton Square is expected to be a 13-story mixed-use building with more than 190,000 square feet of residential and commercial space sitting next to the development’s first stage: another mixed-use, 397-unit building with 752,000 square feet of residential and retail space. Condo buyers can look forward to amenities such as a fitness center, game room, laundry room, and garage parking with shopping opportunities literally steps away. Designed by architect Margulies Hoelzli, known locally for work on the Queens Crossing building and the F & T Group’s sister project One Fulton Square, which is just a block away and had a soft-opening last fall, the new building will have 192 modern apartments spread throughout the 13 flights.
Treeline, Glenmont Capital Management and B31 Astoria Development LLC are co-developing a new seven-story mixed-use building that will house 114 apartment units and a handful of retail outlets throughout the construct’s 102,060 square feet. There will be a mix of studios, one-bedroom, two-bedroom, and three-bedroom homes with building amenities including a lounge, gym, and a courtyard/terrace with barbecue grills and a yoga studio. Designed by SLCE Architects, all involved parties hope to begin occupancy in about 18 months, and this building could set the stage for conception of similar developments in the neighborhood.
Long Island City
SLCE Architects are also apparently having their say at the site of 43-22 Queens St., just off Jackson Avenue, recently posting renderings of this project as well. The Rockrose development group, who purchased the lot in 2012 for $48 million, is putting up a 54-story apartment tower there that will stretch 580 reflective, glassy feet into the sky. Demolition for this project began 8 months ago when portions of the former Eagle Electric warehouse were torn down. There will be a reported 783 apartments available, many of them loft-style, in the new 587,860-square-foot building that SLCE Architects have been charged with designing.
The Star Tower condominium is expected to see presales begin in spring of 2017. Located at 42-26 28th Street, the 27-story building will contain 182 units, 135 of which will be of the one-bedroom variety, with the remaining apartments featuring two-bedrooms. The lot was purchased by the Hiwin Group and ground was just broken within the past couple weeks. JLS Designs have been named architects, and the building is expected to have a full slate of boutique amenities that will tentatively include an elevator, 24-hour doorman and concierge service, movie theater, fitness center, outdoor lounge, private gardens in select units, and duplex penthouses.
New York Yimby reported that a 10-story, mixed-use building is being developed in College Point by Guan Y. Li. The construct will house a 48-room hotel on its top four floors, a community facility space on the third through sixth floors, while a 116-space parking garage will take up the first two above-ground floors along with two more subterranean levels. Noel Wong has been named architect and there is speculation that the project will attract renters from the medical field.
Another hotel is expected to be included in an upcoming mixed-use building located at 78-06 Queens Blvd. According to New York Yimby, the 11-story construct will have residential units, a community facility, and parking garage along with the 94-room hotel, which is also projected to feature a restaurant/bar. Kambanis Architects filed the permits with Triple East Queens Tower LLC listed as the developer. The site was purchased for a cool $4.56 million in 2013. It is located adjacent to the Pan American Hotel building, which became a homeless shelter in 2014.