BY: NIKOLAI FEDAK ON JUNE 20TH 2014 AT 6:30 AM
137-61 Northern Boulevard – image by Raymond Chan Architects
The first renderings are up for a mixed-use development at 137-61 Northern Boulevard, in Flushing; Century Development Group is building the project, and Raymond Chan is the architect.
Permits are currently lacking, though Century’s page on the project has the details. 137-61 Northern Boulevard will have a 116-room hotel, 91 condominiums, retail, and two floors of space for community facilities; the total scope is 205,350 square feet.
Renderings indicate that Aloft is the hotel partner; residences will have access to the included amenities, and the product appears to be relatively high-end for Flushing standards.
Design-wise, the project will be relatively average; the facade will have a mix of glass and white paneling. The massing is broken up by minor variations, and an outdoor terrace will be located above a portion of the ground-floor retail. Most importantly, 137-61 Northern Boulevard will contribute to Flushing’s continued growth and densification, and the neighborhood is quickly emerging as one of New York’s primary peripheral nodes.
137-61 Northern Boulevard — aerial via Google Maps
Queens Chronicle reported on Century’s plans back in 2010, and the on-site low-rise – formerly a Sears — is currently occupied by a WB Supermarket. The transition to higher-density development will be a marked improvement compared to current conditions, especially considering proximity to both the 7-train and the Long Island Rail Road.
137-61 Northern Boulevard — image via Google Maps
Per Century’s website, completion of 137-61 Northern Boulevard is expected in 2017.