On the eve of the long-delayed Flushing Commons project’s kickoff, architect Perkins Eastman has unveiled the master plan for the Queens space.
Phase one of the project will have 150 residential units and 220,000 square feet of office space, along with 1,600 parking spaces. In phase two another 450 units will sprout, as well as 280,000 square feet of commercial space, a 62,000-square-foot YMCA and an additional 15,000 square feet for community facilities. A 1.5-acre town square, built around a central fountain plaza, is also part of the plan.
Phase one is aiming for an April 2017 completion, while phase two will break ground in 2018. The entire development, estimated to cost $850 million in total, is to be completed by the early 2020s, according to New York Yimby.
TDC Development, the Rockefeller Group, AECOM Capital and Mount Kellett Capital Management are the developers on the project, which after eight years of hiccups and slowdowns filed for a Department of Buildings permit to begin work in October, according to previous reports. City Planning approved the project back in 2010. [New York YIMBY] — Julie Strickland