The massive Sky View Parc condominium development in Flushing, Queens, has received a key thumbs up from Fannie Mae. The federally backed institution will insure mortgages in two of the development's three buildings, according to their owner Onex Real Estate Partners on Friday. The news marks an important milestone for the long-troubled project.
The two towers, at 40-26 and 40-22 College Point Blvd. in downtown Flushing, are 75% sold or in contract, according to Onex. Sales at the 448-unit development have rebounded since last year when the sponsors settled a lawsuit with dozens of buyers at the development. The buyers had sued to get out of their contracts to buy $50 million worth of apartments. The settlement gave them more than $3 million.
Two years ago Related Cos. was tapped to manage the residential property to boost sales. Marketing of Sky View Parc began four years ago. Originally, Muss Development was a partner in the project but it is unclear if Muss still has a stake in the project. Onex took over in 2010. Sales of 134-unit Tower 2, the last building to rise at Sky View Parc, have not begun yet. The status of that building could not be determined immediately. Muss couldn't be immediately reached for comment.