Japan’s Toyoko Inn files plans for first US hotel in LIC 50-story tower on Jackson Avenue is slated to span 261K sf
Japan’s Toyoko Inn is moving ahead with plans for a massive hotel in Long Island City — its first in the U.S. — after initially toying with the idea in 2010.
The hotel chain filed plans Tuesday to build a 50-story, 261,000-square-foot hotel at 24-09 Jackson Avenue, according to a permit application.
The proposed building will hold 1,260 hotel rooms. Hotel Architect DPC is the architect of record, according to the filing.
The development site is bound by 23rd street and 45th Avenue and is made up of six separate parcels of land. The company paid a total of $18 million for it in 2007. In 2010, the company announced it was planning to open a 640-room hotel in Queens, which has yet to come to fruition.
Toyoko Inn is an economy hotel chain, with more than 200 operations in Japan, Korea and Cambodia. It also has hotels scheduled to open in Germany and the Philippines. According to the company’s website, there are no other Toyoko Inns slated to open in the U.S.
Earlier this year, Flushing-based developer Chris Jiashu Xu filed plans for a 79-story residential tower in Long Island City.
Neither a representative for Toyoko Inn or Hotel Architect DCP were immediately available for comment.
13 Building Characteristics
Primary structural system: Masonry Concrete (CIP) Concrete (Precast) Wood
Steel (Structural) Steel (Cold-Formed) Steel (Encased in Concrete)
Structural Occupancy Category: II - OTHER THAN I, III OR IV
Seismic Design Category: CATEGORY B
2014/2008 Code Designations?
Occupancy Classification: R-1 - RESIDENTIAL: HOTELS, DORMITORIES Yes No
Construction Classification: I-B: 2 HOUR PROTECTED - NON-COMBUST Yes No
Multiple Dwelling Classification: HAEA
Building Height (ft.): 514
**Building Stories: 50 **
Dwelling Units: 1260
Nice news, got to love LIC.
they’re still working on getting it approved by the dob. The newest permits were filed last March. Hopefully things go through and we’ll get another 500+ footer for Long Island City.
I wonder what happened here. Anyone know?
Planned Toyoko Inn site offered for $60M
May. 02, 2022
A pair of buyers are in contract to pick up the development site of a planned hotel in Long Island City, potentially changing the course of the project.
Charney Companies and Tavros Capital are in contract to buy the development site at 24-09 Jackson Avenue in Queens from Toyoko Inn, PincusCo reported. The cost won’t be known until the sale closes, but the site was being offered at about $60 million.
Charney in February filed a permit application for the construction of a 54-unit, 61,000-square-foot project at the site. An owner can develop a 267,000-square-foot residential building on the site as-of-right.
Tavros and Charney have experience teaming up on projects. The companies in January bought a full-block site at 318 Nevins Street along the Gowanus Canal from Property Markets Group for $102 million. They plan to build about 660 rental apartments on the property, which has more than 500,000 square feet of buildable space.