May 9, 2016 By Jackie Strawbridge
A seven-story luxury condominium is slated to rise on 11th Street after the existing commercial building is demolished this summer.
Construction plans for the 42-unit condo, slated for 46-20 11th St., were filed a year ago and approved by the Department of Buildings in January, according to City records. Last week, demolition plans for the existing building were filed as well.
John McInerney of developer 11th Street Condominiums, and a senior vice president at Chatham Development, said that the planned condo will be luxury with mostly one- and two-bedroom residences, and possibly three-bedrooms on the top floors. However, he added that plans are still in flux.
Amenities will also include exercise space, McInerney said. There will also be approximately 20 parking spaces.
“It’s a corner location on 11th Street, which has a lot of [development] activity currently,” McInerney said. “We view it as a core location in Long Island City… You’re an easy walk to the water, easy walk to Vernon Boulevard, easy walk to trains.”
He said that he hopes for demolition to begin in June or July, with construction to finish about 18 months after that.