By Atticus O’Brien-Pappalardo
In the previous 12 months, there have been 156 residential multifamily projects filed in Queens. The plans combined to call for the construction of over 10,000 dwelling units in the borough. PincusCo is taking a look at the largest plans filed over that span.
The analysis looked at all residential new building plans filed in the borough that called for the construction of at least four dwelling units in the last 12 months. The analysis did not include hotel (R-1) plans.
There were five new building plans that called for the construction of more than 400 dwelling units, totaling 2,585 units.
The largest plans were filed by Vornado Realty Trust, on October 19 of last year. The plans called for construction of a 573-unit, 540,790-square-foot mixed-use building at 61-10 Junction Boulevard in Rego Park, Queens. Barry Langer, executive VP of development at Vornado, filed the plans.
Vornado had completed the development of a 24-story, 314-unit tower, known as The Alexander at Rego Center, back in 2015.
The second largest plans were filed by Largavista Companies on December 8, 2021. The plans called for the construction of a 518-unit, 473,706-square-foot mixed-use building at 30-05 Queens Boulevard in Long Island City, Queens.
The third and fifth largest plans were filed by Joel Weiss through the company Heartfelt Townhouse Build, on February 8 of this year. The two plans called for construction of a 500-unit, 367,658-square-foot mixed-use building at 94-15 Sutphin Boulevard and a 495-unit, 346,635-square-foot mixed-use building at 147-35 95th Avenue in Jamaica, Queens.
The fourth largest plans were filed by Peter Papamichael’s Vorea Group, on August 19 of last year. The permit application called for construction of a 499-unit, 443,449-square-foot mixed-use building at 2-33 50th Avenue in Long Island City, Queens.