Checking in on the mega project 42-12 28th Street

In October, BuzzBuzzHome got wind of a mega construction project on 42-12 28th Street. According to plans filed with the Department of Buildings, the project will rise to be 58 stories and house 477 units.1

We checked in with the site recently and saw plenty of construction going on there, although, as you can see from the photos below, it seems to still be in the demolition phase.

Here are the details from BuzzBuzzHome:

Located between 42nd Road and Queens Plaza South, the 477-unit development will be designed by Goldstein, Hill and West. The developer is Heatherwood Communities. Rising 596 feet, the project will have ground-floor retail, storage, bike storage, parking, a third-floor pool, gym and roof terraces on the 45th and 58th floors, according to the plan exam application filed October 1st.

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The construction is next to 27 on 27th, which is the grey building in the background

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Construction vehicles have been doing demolition at the 42-12 28th Street lot

YIMBY also got their hands on a rendering of the building (seen below) earlier this week, and according to them, “zoning diagrams reveal that 42-12 28th Street will actually rise 646 feet and 8 inches to its pinnacle, making it significantly taller than any existing residential high-rises in Long Island City.”2

Here’s another encouraging line from that article for all you Court Square residents out there: “The race upwards is just beginning in Long Island City, and the momentum in Court Square is going to become readily apparent as the skyline will be completely transformed over the course of the next decade.”

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Rendering of 42-12 28th Street (H/T: YIMBY)

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