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City to sell Flushing parking lot for a buck

By Joe Anute
July 16, 2014 1:21 P.M.

The Department of Housing Preservation and Development released a request for proposals for the 156-space lot, located on 41st Avenue near Main Street—steps from Flushing’s Long Island Rail Road station and a few blocks from the No. 7 train, which stops at one of the busiest pedestrian intersections in the entire city. In its place, the administration is seeking an affordable housing project with ground-floor retail, and possibly some combination of community facility and commercial space, along with parking.

The makeup of the eventual project will depend on the proposals, but the city plans to rezone the 43,200-square-foot parcel to allow for nearly double the amount of housing that could be built today. If developers were to take full advantage of that higher limit, the project could include about 200 units.

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Hopefully somebody goes big here; that’s a steal for 1 buck.

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This has the potential to possibly be a highrise.

Municipal Lot 3 (Flushing, Queens):

As developers put the finishing touches on Macedonia Plaza, the city Department of Housing has launched a process to build more affordable housing in downtown Flushing.

Housing has issued a request for proposals to developers interested in transforming Municipal Lot 3 into a complex that would include affordable apartments.

Department officials said they expect 100 to 250 units to be built on the property, which is adjacent to Flushing’s Long Island Rail Road station on 41st Avenue.

Developers’ proposals must have both mixed-income and affordable housing units in order to be considered, the RFP said. Proposals must also have more than 50 percent of units be two-bedroom apartments or at least 40 percent must be family-size units.

But there were no specifications as to how many units must be affordable.

Housing started the public process to redevelop the lot months ago with a series of community meetings.

The city expects the actual construction work will take 18 to 24 months to complete.


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Monadnock files plans for Flushing affordable housing project

By Rey Mashayekhi on March 7, 2016

Monadnock Development filed plans for its One Flushing mixed-use residential development on a city-owned site in the Queens neighborhood, with a new permit application detailing a slightly larger project than previously indicated.

The nearly 227,000-square-foot development at 133-55 41st Avenue — part of the de Blasio administration’s plans to build more affordable housing on public property — will hold 232 units across almost 184,000 square feet of residential space, according to plans filed Monday with the city’s Department of Buildings.

This marks an increase from the 208 units previously slated for the rental project. The earlier unit count allocated 60 apartments for senior citizens and 147 units for families with varying income levels.

The 10-story building, which will rise on a city-owned parking lot, is also slated to hold nearly 29,000 square feet of commercial space, including ground-floor retail, and an almost 14,000-square-foot community facility, per the filing.

There will be 15 apartments on the second floor of the property, while the third-through-ninth floors of the building will hold 31 apartments each. The 10th floor will feature an exercise room, community room and outdoor recreation space designated as a “rooftop farm,” according to Monadnock’s website.

In addition to ground-floor retail, the first floor will house the community facility – meant to “provide senior supportive care services,” per Monadnock’s website — an exhibition gallery space, office space and the residential lobby.

The building will also feature bicycle storage facilities capable of holding 135 bikes and attended parking for up to 30 cars.

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