Contact Us

The 10 Tallest Buildings To File Permits In Queens In 2016

New York

It's a statement that would have been laughable just 15 years ago: Queens has a skyline. Per data gathered for us by PropertyShark, here are its 10 tallest additions to apply for permits in the first five months of 2016.

10. 70-40 45 Ave, Elmhurst


As Modern Spaces CEO Eric Benaim, a speaker at our Future of Queens event next week, recently pointed out, Queens Boulevard forms a kind of backbone for new residential development in neighborhoods like Rego Park and, in this case, Elmhurst. In February, King USA Group filed plans for a 102-foot tall, roughly 88k SF residential project that’ll rise 10 stories.

9. 133-55 41 Ave, Flushing


This one’s not the tallest on the list, but it’s among the biggest. Monadnock Development won an RFP last spring to develop this all-affordable project. Plans were officially filed with the city in March. It’s going to have 232 units covering 184k SF. The unit count was revised up from an original proposal with 208 apartments.

 8. 126-30 Locust Manor Lane, South Jamaica


D&F Development Group is behind this 14-story, 88k SF residential building. It’s part of a five-building development called Locust Manor Estates. The plans call for 82 units and a height of 125 feet.

7. 63-99 Austin Street, Rego Park


A developer listed in records as Jiqing Yue filed plans for a 12-story, 28-unit residential building in March. The plans call for 27k SF and a building reaching 130 feet in height.

6. 30-20 Northern Blvd, Long Island City


Plans for this 10-story office building hit public records in February. The first and second floors are slated to have retail space and the total amount of commercial space is planned at 315k SF. Alma Realty owns a former factory that’s being converted to office space on the lot. The existing building only takes up part the property. The new, ground-up office building would likely go where there’s now a large parking lot.

5. 41-41 24th St, Long Island City


In April plans were filed for this 12-story residential building with a shade under 20k SF of total space. According to records, the developer is Louis Evangelista. The plans call for 24 units and a 580 SF roof deck. Karl Fischer is listed at the project’s architect. The developer bought the property in 2011 for $1.2M.

4. 38-15 9th St, Long Island City


Brooklyn North Capital filed plans in April for a 14-story Red Lion Hotel with 198 rooms in a part of the neighborhood without much else in the way of other hotel, residential or retail development. Four small apartment buildings will be demolished to make way for the project. The developer paid $4.7M for the four contiguous properties in 2015.

3. 38-70 12th St, Long Island City


Ampiera Group submitted plans in March for a 139-key hotel that would be 16 stories and 162 feet tall. A restaurant is included in the plans, which call for 80k SF of total space.

2. 23-03 44th Rd, Long Island City


Also going by the alternate address of 43-30 24th St, Stawski Partners submitted plans for this 66-story residential tower in May. It’s slated to have 921 units over 838k SF and stand over 700 feet tall. The developer already owns two warehouse spaces on the property, and earlier this year terminated the leases of the tenants occupying them.

1. 23-15 44th Dr, Long Island City


United Construction and Development filed plans in February for a 79-story residential tower in the Court Square area of Long Island City. It’s slated to have 774 residential units and a total of 760k SF of residential space. Until recently, One Court Square (on the right in the above rendering), a 658-foot-tall office tower, was by far the tallest building in the area and the borough. No longer. Plans for United’s building (on the left) call for a final height of 984 feet, but the developer has asked the FAA for permission to build over 1,000 feet, which would make it Queens’ first supertall tower.