Continuing the discussion from NEW YORK | LIC Queens Rezoning - Queens Plaza Subdistrict:
BY: NIKOLAI FEDAK ON APRIL 9TH 2014 AT 6:00 AM
The first renderings are up for a new project at 27-07 43rd Avenue, in Long Island City’s Court Square neighborhood; the mixed-use building is being developed by LIC Place LLC — with Amir Hagani the name attached to the corporation — and Gene Kaufman is the architect of record.
The on-site image is black, white, and not exactly all-encompassing, but the rendered design looks significantly more promising than Kaufman’s typical work in Manhattan. 27-07 43rd Avenue’s form is going to be straight-forward and basic — two qualities Kaufman definitely excels at — and as long as the facade isn’t garish, the final product may actually result in a positive contribution to the surrounding neighborhood.
Permits indicate the development will span 57,173 square feet, with ground floor retail to be topped by 50 residences. Floors two through nine will have six apartments each, while the penthouse level will have two units, as well as a rooftop terrace.
27-07 43rd Avenue’s surrounds are currently booming; the number of projects rising in adjacent blocks is verging on prolific, and includes 42-12 28th Street, 41-21 24th Street, and 41-42 24th Street, to name a few. Court Square is quickly coalescing into a coherent neighborhood, and the surge of new residential development will transform the currently desolate street-scape into something vibrant, walkable, and attractive.
Completion of 27-07 43rd Avenue is expected in the spring of 2016.