From the Daily News:
An industrial building in Long Island City that was on track to become a dorm for graduate students could now turn into a satellite campus for a university.
Alma Realty, which recently purchased the five-story vacant building at 30-30 Northern Blvd. for $21.5 million, is in talks to develop the property into a campus, said officials for Greiner-Maltz, which brokered the deal.
A university has expressed interest in developing 400,000 square-feet into classroom and auditorium space, said John Maltz, president of Greiner-Maltz.
North 30 Associates LLC., which sold the property in January, had planned to build a 19-story, 900-room, state-of-the-art dorm. Community Board 1 gave a thumbs-up in May for the project, but the company decided instead to use its money to develop residential buildings in Manhattan, Greiner-Maltz officials said.
Alma Realty officials declined to confirm whether the company was in talks with a university and would only say there are no set plans to build anything yet.
Locals who were anticipating the economic boom the dorm would have brought said they are still hoping that whatever moves in will benefit the neighborhood.
Looks like EDC needs to update their website. Also find it interesting how their touting Jerry Wolkoff's 5 Pointz redevelopment, even though his building has all those violations...