Oct. 11, 2015 Staff Report
A five story pre-war office building in the heart of Queens Plaza is likely to get a whole lot bigger, based on recent filings with the Dept. of Buildings.
The existing structure, located by the Queensboro Bridge at 24-16 Queens Plaza South, will be getting a so-called vertical enlargement, where 18 stories will be built on top of it—converting it into a 23 story, 117-unit apartment complex.
The current building has been used for retail and office space for decades and there are still signs up for lawyers and a dentist. The US Post Office had a branch here– although the branch closed recently.
The new plans calls for 4,343 square feet of commercial space and 86,230 of residential.
The addition will cost the developer $15 million, according to the filing.
The owner of the property is Roy Kirsch who could not be reached for comment.
For a copy of the building permit, click here