A 17-story, 90-unit apartment complex is planned to go up on
Roosevelt Avenue and members of Community Board 2’s Land Use Committee
oppose it—saying the building would be out of character with the area
and put additional pressure on nearby infrastructure.
The developer, Peng Li of HW LIC One LLC., plans to build two
structures on the corner of 51st Street and Roosevelt Avenue—with one
being a 17-story mixed-use building and another a four-story school
The development is slated to go where the blue-colored J & Sons
Supply building once stood, flush against the elevated 7 line. The
building was recently demolished.
Li needs the Board of Standards & Appeals to grant him a special
permit before he can move forward with the project. The site is located
in the flight path of LaGuardia Airport and the proposed building is 190
feet tall—exceeding the permitted height in the flight path by 50 feet.
The community board gets to weigh in on Li’s application with a non-binding recommendation.