5 Upcoming Residential Developments Coming to Queens

Outside of Manhattan, where most of the construction action is taking place, there is also an equally large amount of construction set to bring more apartments in the New York City region. We take a look at some of the newest upcoming projects across the borough of Queens to see what is currently in the pipeline.  

1) 29-19 Northern Boulevard

Our first site brings us to the heart of Long Island City, where a new 46-story residential building is set to rise at 29-10 Northern Boulevard. Designed by CetraRuddy Architecture and developed by the Largavista Companies, the ground-up mixed-use project is also alternatively addressed as 30-25 Queens Boulevard and  recently had permits filed for construction. It is going to top out at 517 feet with a total of 1,293,315 square feet of newly built space. 821,6342 square feet will be allocated towards residential space, while 471,673 square feet will go towards commercial space. There will be a total of 561 condominium units, each averaging 1,464 square feet apiece, as well as a cellar level. It remains unclear when the completion date will be for now. 

2) 45-19 Davis Street

Also situated within Long Island City is 45-19 Davis Street, a smaller 21-story residential building designed by MY Architect PC and developed by Tom Wu under the Davis Street Development LLC. Foundations are underway for the ground-up 229-foot tall structure, which is going to yield 62,001 square feet of space with 83 rental units averaging 750 square feet and 489 square feet of commercial space. Warner Construction is the general contractor for the project, which is expected to be finished in the summer of 2024, as noted on site. 

3) 2-33 50th Avenue

Situated near the East RIver waterfront is 2-33 50th Avenue, a ground-up 12-story residential building designed by S9 Architecture and developed by The Domain Companies with The Vorea Group as a minority partner. The reinforced concrete superstructure is going to top out at 125 feet tall and yield a total of 500 units spread across 414,946 square feet of newly built space. There will also be 28,000 square feet of commercial space and 503 square feet for a community facility on the lower floors of the building. Congress Builders is the general contractor for the project, which is bound by 49th Avenue to the north, 50th Avenue to the south, and 5th Street to the east and is slated for completion for September 2024. 

4) 2-20 & 2-21 Malt Drive 

Located along the confluence of the East River and Newtown Creek are a series of three residential towers sprouting up at 2-20 and 2-21 Malt Drives in the Hunters Point South master plan. Designed by SLCE Architects and developed by TF Cornerstone, 2-20 Malt Drive will top out as a 390-foot tall tower with 575 units, while its architecturally identical two-tower siblings at 2-21 Malt Drive will reach 25 and 38 stories high and 440 feet tall with an unspecified amount of units. Bud North LLC and Bud South LLC are the general contractors for 2-21 and 2-20 Malt Drive, respectively, which will rise from a subdivided plot bound by 54th Avenue to the north, Newton Creek to the south, and 2nd Street to the west. These are the tallest buildings currently underway in this section of Long Island City, which already has seen a dramatic number of apartments for rent in Queens that were largely built in the past decade. 

Amenities for 2-20 Malt Drive include on-site parking on the lower floors of the podium, a mailroom and package room, bicycle and residential storage, a shared on-site laundry room with an adjacent outdoor terrace, a children’s playroom with a terrace, a fitness center, an outdoor swimming pool, and a cogeneration plant. Select units will come with private outdoor space.

2-21 Malt Drive will have residential storage, a mailroom and package room, bicycle storage rooms on the first and third floors, multiple laundry rooms, a fitness center, recreation rooms with outdoor terraces, an outdoor children’s playground, and 40 on-site parking spaces.

Both 2-20 and 2-21 Malt Drive are slated for completion in the fourth quarter of 2024.

5) 25-01 Queens Plaza North 

Our final project on this list is 25-01 Queens Plaza North, an upcoming 26-story mixed-use residence designed by Handel Architects and developed by Grubb Properties. There will be 417 units with 124 homes dedicated to affordable housing, as well as 7,600 square feet of retail space on the ground floor. 25-01 QPN Consigli Construction is the general contractor for the project, which is located between Crescent and 27th Streets, directly adjacent to the elevated Queensboro Plaza station servicing the 7, N, and W trains 

Grubb Properties will replace the old subway entrance on the northern side of the Queensboro Plaza station, expand the staircase, and install a street-level elevator for ADA accessibility in exchange for a 20 percent floor area bonus. The MTA is also installing two additional elevators, one that connects to the station’s mezzanine and another that will provide access to the mezzanine and the 7 train platforms directly above. 

The building is likely going to finish sometime around the end of 2024 or early 2025 at the latest.


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