Last week, Queens Community Board 2 voted to approve a 21-story mixed-use development at 42-11 9th Street in Long Island City. The commercial building with comprise 70,000 square feet of industrial space within the podium, 270,000 square feet of commercial office space, and 2,900 square feet of ground-level retail. A partnership between Titan Machine and RXR Realty is responsible for this project that will create over a thousand new jobs in the Long Island City’s Industrial Business Zone.
The site is currently occupied by the Titan elevator manufacturing and repair company facility.
Community board approval is the first formal step for the development in the city’s Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP), a public review process. Next, the project will go before the Queens borough president for view. The ULURP application seeks to designate the project site as an industrial business incentive area (IBIA), a mechanism developed by the city to encourage private development of new industrial space.