April 20, 2018 By Christian Murray
The developers of a 43-story, glass tower in Queens Plaza have announced that they have started to lease units—including shared micro apartments where tenants can rent fully-furnished bedrooms.
The building, called ALTA LIC, is a 467-unit rental building located at 29-22 Northern Boulevard. Floors 2 through 15 contain shared suites, where tenants can rent a fully furnished room in a 2 or 3 bedroom unit that comes with a bed that converts into a sofa, weekly towel and linen service, complimentary Wi-Fi, cable TV and bathroom amenities.
The cost to rent a bedroom in the ‘co-living’ space ranges from $1,367 per month to $1,880, with 422 bedrooms available. The rooms come with shared bathroom and kitchen space. There is also a roommate matching service to help ensure that roommates gel.
The remainder of the building will contain 297 standard rental units, ranging from studios to three bedrooms. These units, according to Simon Baron Development, are on the upper most floors and feature oversize layouts and Manhattan views. Studio rentals begin at $2,375, one bedrooms at $2,799 and $4,025 for a two bedroom.
“We are on the cusp of major disruption in the rental market,” said Christopher Bledsoe, the co-founder and CEO of Ollie, which is managing the co-living spaces. “Renters want to spend less of their money on rent, less of their time on chores and less of their living within four walls.”
Those tenants who decide to co-share will also have access to Ollie Social, which organizes events curated by live-in community managers.
The building features more than 27,000 square feet of amenities. These include pet amenity services, a 10,000 square foot wellness center, a fitness center, indoor lap pool and an 18-hole golf simulator lounge.
The second floor also features a co-working lounge and event space. There is a deck on the 38th floor as well as the 43rd floor.
“With ALTA LIC we are meeting the needs and demands of today’s renters, whether they are seeking the flexibility and social aspects of the burgeoning co-living movement or a more customary home,” said Matthew Baron, president of Simon Baron Development.