Aug. 11, 2015 By Jackie Strawbridge
As hotels continue to sprout in Long Island City and Astoria, another is planned for Ravenswood, with 150 rooms spanning seven stories.
The hotel will sit at 38-04 11th Street, just behind the Ravenswood Generating Station, currently occupied by a dilapidated, one-story former auto shop.
Construction plans were filed Monday with the Department of Buildings.
A conference room, gym, rooftop terrace and restaurant are all planned for the hotel. Gradient Architecture Studio is behind the design.
A draft rendering of the hotel is posted on Gradient’s website, although principal Ben Krone noted that plans are still in flux and an official rendering has not yet been released.
Developer Alec Shtromandel declined to comment on the project for this story.
That neighborhood is still a hellhole. Let’s see if these new hotels change the nature of the hood.
Gotta agree with you, this building is far from dilapidated and actually pretty nice. Since it was an auto shop, I wonder if they are going to have to do brownfield remediation like they had to do on the Mercedes parking lot on Northern Blvd and 35 St before they were allowed to build.
“Dilapidated?” Brickwork looks straight to me, like they’ll probably not equal that level of craft again. I’ll miss the nowhere quality of my borough when they make it $omewhere.
That building looks like it can withstand a nuclear attack, unlike the crap that’s built today. But it’s a one-story garage in the developer’s bull’s eye, so of course it needs to be demolished.