Residential and retail building to include affordable housing units
NEW YORK – November 7, 2018 – A mixed-use residential rental building has begun construction in the heart of Flushing, an area of Queens that has seen notable new residential demand and economic development over the past several years. The developer of the building is Sky View Northern Tenant, LP.
The 103 rental apartments will be part of a seven-story mixed-use building located at 144-74 Northern Boulevard in Flushing, New York. The building is designed for high energy efficiency and blends into the context of the neighborhood with a classic brick façade. Ismael Leyva, a Manhattan based architect, is known for his work on such notable projects as Icon, The Charles, The Greenpoint, and for iconic luxury residential design in Hudson Yards, the High Line and earlier at Time Warner Center.
“We are thrilled to have been selected to design this residential rental development at this outstanding Flushing location,” said Ismael Leyva.
The new 165,000 square foot development will contain studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments comprised of 72 market rate units and 31 affordable units to be rented under HPD guidelines. The residential building will include amenity spaces with a fitness center, multi-purpose resident lounge, and community facility offices on the 2nd Floor; a rooftop deck and below grade parking. Ground floor retail space has also been designed for the development and extends along the entire base of the building.
Construction began in summer 2018 and will be completed by the end of 2019.
About Ismael Leyva Architects, PC
New York City based Ismael Leyva Architects, is an internationally recognized architecture, interior design and urban planning firm with offices in New York City and Central America. The firm is recognized by the development and construction industry for its uniquely creative, iconic and practical design. Since the establishment of the firm, Ismael Leyva Architects has built a portfolio of diverse award winning projects featuring responsive designs that address technical, social, and aesthetic requirements. Ismael Leyva Architects is known for the design of prominent buildings such as Icon, The Charles, The Greenpoint, BKLYN Air, 66 Rockwell, Hilton Garden Inn Park Avenue, Place 57, Oro, Yves and also the design of the luxury residences at Time Warner Center, 101 Warren, Superior Ink, The Chatham and The Brompton.