Sunday, May 6, 2018

Future of KGH site is up in the air


From the Queens Chronicle:

More than a year has passed since a fire destroyed a strip mall in Kew Gardens Hills. And the site’s future is a big question mark.

On the night of Dec. 30, 2016, a blaze destroying the 14 businesses from 77-39 to 77-63 Vleigh Place, including a kosher pizzeria, bakery, law office and barber shop.

The Department of Buildings condemned the building the next day and slated it for demolition on Jan. 11, 2017; the project began last September and was signed off as completed by the city on March 28.

The block is now a large concrete pit, partially filled with dirt and enclosed by windowed green barriers. A Caterpillar demolition excavator, as well as scattered construction waste and materials, can also be seen on-site.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

No its not a big question mark. I can see the future. A new "hotel" will open up on the site but it won't be a "hotel", it'll be a homeless shelter. And mayor dumbdumb will think it's a great idea.

Anonymous said...

A Brownfield Cleanup Site:

http://www.dec.ny.gov/data/der/factsheet/c241168cuprop.pdf

Anonymous said...

Did the Demolition Company know that it is a Brownfield Site??

http://a810-bisweb.nyc.gov/bisweb/BScanVirtualJobFolderServlet?requestid=3&allisn=0002727646&passjobnumber=421420723&passdocnumber=01&allbin=4143563

Anonymous said...

https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/1c4fc63

Public Comment Period is closed, but this is the notice that this is a Brownfield Cleanup Site:
http://www.dec.ny.gov/data/der/factsheet/c241168cuprop.pdf

Tommy Efreeti said...

the community there needs to make their input known, if the developer is smart he'll be weighing long term revenue and stability vs short term gain...lol... but likely not.

I bit my tongue writing this... having had the displeasure of driving through there, I'll simply note that hopefully better stores will come to fore, which continue to serve the whole community.

Anonymous said...

I hope it is mixed site so they can build condo's with commercial space on the floor level for restaurants, shops. It will light up the area.

Anonymous said...

They never did catch the arsonist behind this and several other business fires in Flushing.
Heck, did the NYFD ever even conclusively determine if it was arson or not?

Anonymous said...

I doubt they'll build a hotel there when residential housing is in such high demand there. People will pay a quarter million for a one bedroom in KGH.
Look for the biggest apartment building they can get a permit for with a new row of stores on the ground floor.

Anonymous said...

Coming soon- Homeless Hotel.

Anonymous said...

As long as the builders aren't the same as the ones crappyfying Flushing.