Developer Grubb Properties has big plans for a property next to Queensboro Plaza subway station.
In an application first spotted by Patch, the Charlotte-based developer has proposed the construction of a new residential tower at 25-01 Queens Plaza North, replacing a small building between Crescent and 27th Streets. Plans call for a 26-story structure featuring 413 residential units above roughly 7,400 square feet of ground-floor commercial uses.
Handel Architects is designing the tower, which would rise approximately 335 feet in height.
In addition to housing and commercial uses, the proposed project would be accompanied by the construction of a new elevator and a wider pedestrian bridge connecting to Queensboro Station. According to Patch, this takes advantage of a new city rule which grants height and density incentives for developers that pay for improvements that provide ADA accessibility to subway stops.
Prior to the rule change, Grubb had planned a smaller 17-story building.
Grubb Properties, which bills itself as a development firm focused on middle-income housing, recently submitted plans for a smaller 77-unit project in Los Angeles.
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