QPO- QUEENS PLAZA OFFICE
Site acquired by Dynamic / Hakim in 2012.
24-story 400,000 square foot office building under development. Designed by SLCE
The 14,920-square-foot parcel at 23-01 42nd Road was redeveloped into the 391-unit rental 1 QPS Tower, which when opened in 2017 was the tallest residential building in Queens. The larger lot next door, 23-10 Queens Plaza South, continues to hold a 5-story industrial loft building, but a newly-surfaced rendering shows larger plans may be in store.
Dynamic’s website says the rendered office block is designed by SLCE, who were also the architects behind 1 QPS Tower next door. The description says the tower would rise 24 stories and encompass 400,000 square feet of office space — making it one of the largest blocks of commercial space in the neighborhood.
Though new development in LIC’s Queens Plaza district has been overwhelmingly residential, the successful lease-ups of Tishman Speyer’s Two Gotham Center and The JACX may reassure developers that Long Island City is prime for more commercial back-office space.