Sunday, December 27, 2015

Holliswood Hospital plans revealed

From the Queens Tribune:

Plans for a residential development at the former Holliswood Hospital at 87-37 Palermo Street have been met with tepid reviews by the Holliswood Civic Association.

State Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) broke the details of developer Steve Cheung’s plans to the Holliswood Civic board on Dec. 16, at a joint meeting with Cheung and the site’s architect, after two years of suspense over the site’s future.

The plans involve construction of 20 residential homes as well as a larger apartment complex with 31 units on the property. Cheung could develop all of the lots, or some of them could be sold to private owners.

The individual homes will not have garages and will be in accordance with the local zoning, whereas the apartment complex would require a variance.

The Holliswood Civic Association identified a couple of concerns pertaining to the new development, according to an email from the Civic Association forwarded to the Queens Tribune.
“Overall, the proposal for the site would contribute to more congestion, noise and pollution,” wrote the email’s author.

The 20, presumably identical, residential homes would also create a “cookie-cutter” image, the email said.
It also stated that Cheung expected the homes to sell for $2.7 million, which the civic board thought was an unrealistically high asking price.

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

"Cheung expected the homes to sell for $2.7 million, which the civic board thought was an unrealistically high asking price."
Not a high asking price for funny money from China !

Erik Baard said...

Sad for me for a very narrow reason: I was born at Terrace Heights Hospital, which became Holliswood. I didn't realize the second incarnation had closed as well.

(sarc) said...

They will make a killing on this deal.

I wish that I could have a piece of it from the start...

Anonymous said...

Such a beautiful site would have made an excellent location for an independent living, NORC style of living. We need senior spaces in Queens and NYC. Check out Massachusetts'
http://www.northhill.org/page/north-hill-home#.Vn_k5PkrKUk

Anonymous said...

As a Holliswood resident I vehemently oppose this plan for multiple reasons including the house sell price, which is about a million dollars more per house than even some of the nicest properties in the neighborhood. Over the past few years the amount of traffic, speeding and accidents has increased on McLaughlin, the main thoroughfare. Adding over 100 new residents to the area will make it considerably worse.
This neighborhood is special and already being destroyed by McMansions and greedy property flippers shoving 2 homes on properties that previously had one. It would be a monumental failure to let this plan proceed as currently proposed.

Anonymous said...

The proposed property price is too high?

How about making it affordable housing?

How about making it a mall?

Some people won't be happy no matter what they do with it.

Don't forget the right to look at a beautiful old building! It's in the Constitution!

Anonymous said...

Welcome more of china.

Anonymous said...

I am not racist but I dont trust these asian investors. They buy cheap, buikd cheap and then sell or rent for super high prices. They need to be stopped. Trump should cross the river and invest in Queens to save it.

Anonymous said...

2.7 mil and no garage?

Anonymous said...

if they don't build something there soon it could become a homeless shelter. I say Armando Montelongo should fix it up and flip it...

Anonymous said...

You oppose the selling price? Sorry, that's between builder and buyer. Nothing to do with you, Mr. Price Controls. Go live your own life.

Anonymous said...

Yes let the free market do its work !

Anonymous said...

All part of the plan! We welcome Chinese investors to drive out or keep people of a darker hue from the doors of the better "White" nabes.
It worked in Flushing. It kept the "Black folk" from expanding. It kept the Latinos from moving occupying the area in droves. That has been one of CB7's main purpose, everytime they approve the overdevelopment plans of a Chinese developer.

Anonymous said...

Not for nothing....Avella is a good guy....but his stances are going unoticed. If they are noticed , they are trashed by his fellow colleagues who are haters. So how does a relatively honest politician like Tony get anything great done? It's hard and we all settle for less than great being accomplished. Politics grinds slowly, especially in this inherently crooked occupation. But, let's not ever lose heart. We must support progressive fair minded pols like Avella, regardless of the likelihood of rapid improvement.

Anonymous said...

As long as it doesnt turn into a cheap motel let the market dictate what it should become.