New Plans Filed for 63-Story, 763-Unit Mixed-Use Tower at 29-55 Northern Boulevard, Long Island City

 Existing site at 29-55 Northern Boulevard. Image via Google Maps.

Existing site at 29-55 Northern Boulevard. Image via Google Maps.

The Durst Organization has filed applications for a 63-story, 763-unit mixed-use tower at 29-55 Northern Boulevard, which also goes by the address 29-37 41st Avenue, located in the QueensPlaza section of Long Island City. The new building would encompass 908,404 square feet and rise 710 feet above street level.

The residential units, which will be rentals, would spread across the fifth through 61st floors and should average 1,031 square feet apiece. It was reported late last year that 25 percent of the apartments, or 190 units, would rent at below-market rates through the housing lottery. Filings also include 8,702 square feet of retail space across the ground through cellar levels.

Handel Architects is the architect of record, The Real Deal reported. The tower is expected to rise adjacent to the 14-story, 49,300-square-foot commercial building at 27-29 Queens Plaza North, an individual landmark. It’s unclear what Durst plans for the landmark, although the previous owners envisioned a renovation.

 The previous owners’, Property Markets Group and Hakin Organization, old 77-story proposal at 29-37 41st Avenue. These plans are no longer current. Rendering: SLCE Architects

The previous owners’, Property Markets Group and Hakin Organization, old 77-story proposal at 29-37 41st Avenue. These plans are no longer current. Rendering: SLCE Architects

Lauren Bennett