From the Queens Chronicle:
The Queens Chronicle has learned that E. Gluck Corp., now located in Long Island City, has leased the former Leviton site, which was the corporate headquarters for the firm that makes electrical wiring devices and motion sensors. Leviton officials moved its operation to Melville, LI in 2009 and the property at 59-25 Little Neck Parkway has remained vacant since then.
The 6.7-acre site was bought by Steel Equities, a commercial real estate developer, and the only usage at the site had been storage for a car dealer in Great Neck.
Susan Seinfeld, district manager of Community Board 11, said that Gluck officials had met with area elected officials, including Assemblyman Ed Braunstein (D-Bayside), to discuss their plans.
Gluck applied to the city for $12.8 million in tax breaks, which was granted, according to Comptroller John Liu’s office. His office had no issues with the subsidies.
Plans call for Gluck to add 81,000 square feet to the building. The property is zoned for manufacturing so the project is as of right.
The company employs 348 workers and intends to add 45 additional employees within three years, according to the firm’s application under the city’s industrial incentive program..