Nov.11, 2019 By Shane O’Brien
Plans were filed with the Department of Buildings last week for a 35-story, mixed-use building in Long Island City.
The 447-foot tall structure is expected to go up at 42-50 24th St. and will consist of 84 apartment units and 156 hotel rooms.
The proposed building will include 39,767 square feet of commercial space, 215,626 square feet of residential space and 42 enclosed car parking spaces.
Fisher Brothers, a Manhattan-based real estate entity, is listed as the developer.
The complex will consist of 13 hotel rooms on every floor from the 6th floor to the 17th floor. The plans also call for hotel recreation space on the building’s 5th floor.
There will be seven apartments on each floor from the 19th floor to the 30th floor, according to the plans, as well as residential recreation space on the 18th floor.
The plans additionally incorporate a fitness center on the building’s 4th floor and a ground floor consisting of retail space and a residential lobby. Parking and storage will be on the second and third floors.
The proposed development will also feature a party room complete with a catering kitchen and a panoramic open terrace on the 31st floor.
The site had been occupied by Midtown Operating Corporation, a taxi company, which closed down in June, paving the way for the giant development.
The development plans appear to have changed over time. The building was expected to be 74 stories, according to several reports in 2018, with a minimum height 750 feet.
If the Mayor is involved, these are low-income residences plus a homeless shelter.
The Mayor never told Kew Gardens they were getting a homeless shelter in the Comfort Inn. Now our streets are flooded with panhandlers and mentally ill. And we are a mile away from the shelter.
Our socialists are ensuring buildings disguised as hotels will house freeloaders. Great blockbusting technique
This will definitely be a homeless shelter. No two ways about it.
Just what Queens needs – more hotels and residential buildings! Enough already!!
Substantially shorter than what was initially proposed for the lot. I wish it was the original full height without the hotel space.
We have too many hotels in NYC.
Part of DiBlasio’ permanent solution for the homeless. Fisher Bros Corp, have been around since the 1920’s, developing dozens of buildings throughout NYC considering the history and big money involved don’t be surprised if when built rooms leased to homeless Part residential hotel efficiency type suites. On our tax dime