April 25, 2016 By Jackie Strawbridge
The developer behind 2 Gotham Center at Queens Plaza South and 28th Street plans to build two more towers right next door.
Tishman Speyer Properties plans to develop a two-tower commercial building at 28-10 Queens Plaza South, according to City documents. This property is adjacent to 2 Gotham Center, a 21-story building developed by Tishman Speyer that was completed in 2011 and is home to the Dept. of Health. It is also across the street from a 1,800-unit residential project that Tishman is developing with H&R Real Estate Investment Trust.
According to City documents, the development will comprise about 1.1 million square feet of office space and 40,000 square feet of retail space. There will also be a 388-space parking garage.
Tishman Speyer is seeking tax exemptions and deferrals from the City and State to realize this project.
A Tishman Speyer spokesman declined to comment or respond to questions.
The Real Deal reports that the two towers will be named 1 and 3 Gotham Center, and that one will stand 29 stories and the other 30 stories.
A public hearing regarding City financial assistance for this project will be held at 10 a.m. on May 5 at the City Economic Development Corporation offices, 110 William Street, Floor 4.