Sunday, January 20, 2008
Water's edge crap
BSA approval of a self-certified plan, eh? Looks like this development at the end of 14th Road in College Point was business as usual. This is in an M1-2 zoning district, but there are now 7 floors containing 6 commercial units, 34 residential dwelling units, 5 "roof top cabanas" and one laundry room here. The top 2 floors are hard on the eyes, as is the color scheme of the facade, and the building totally doesn't fit in with its surroundings, but hey, this is Queens, remember. Apparently, they've already had some problems with the elevator.
Posted by Queens Crapper at 12:00 AM
Labels: College Point
What is this junk - who buys this and how much $$ for a unit. I noticed so many of these everywhre coming online recently - they seem to attract no one and are not being filled. Foreclore - bankruptcy time - yeah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Located not far from La Guardia....
they ought to name it "Jet Fume Terrace "!
There appears to already be a sale on the record for $600 per sq ft and three other apartments are listed as being in contract. I guess some people feel differently. Also, I feel that residential development along the waterfront is certainly preferable to the industrial polluters which continue to occupy the area. A development like this gives the waterfront back to the people.
A public park would give the waterfront back to the people, not a condo.
A public park is exactly what being required of the building going up next to this one. Part of Bloomberg's plan for NYC going foward is more public access to the waterfront. The BSA is granting these buildings variance with the requirement that the waterfront be accessable to the public (and cleaned up of all the junk that years of industry has left behind). Also it seems that there are multiple residential projects on the waterfront in College Point either being built or in planning. The building in the original post will not really be out of context then. Perhaps you would have preferred a cement plant, or another parking lot for Pespi?
Where is the public park that went along with this project. People living in this area need more jobs, not more residents.
"Also it seems that there are multiple residential projects on the waterfront in College Point either being built or in planning."
Ones that are 7 stories tall? Where?
There's a six story building going up right next to this project...I'm sure you can figure it out by ACRIS or variance logs on College Point. Do you really believe that cement factories provide jobs to people from College Point? It just sounds so out of touch. Its not 1950. Manufacturing is not going to make a sudden comeback in queens (nor should we want it to). This waterfront area will be a nice residential enclave opposite the soon to be more commercial Willets Point. City Field is going up pretty fast!
OMG let's hope the new building isn't as fugly as this one and the elevator works!
Unless the market tanks (which it's starting to now), then the building will cease.
Hmm... well if you think it's wise to build on the waterfront when we have rising sea levels and NYC is predicted to be underwater after the next big storm, then by all means keep building there. Good luck with that flood insurance.
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