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“Vernon Tower” headed to Astoria-Long Island City border

Michael Heletz' building to hold nearly 1,500 square feet in retail space

April 10, 2014 06:10PM

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Rendering of 31-43 Vernon Boulevard in Queens

Developer Michael Heletz has filed permits for a six-story, 79-unit building on the Astoria-Long Island City border.

Queens-based firm PACS Architecture has signed on to design the property, which is unofficially known as Vernon Tower. Located at 31-43 Vernon Boulevard, near Socrates Sculpture Park, the 66,300-square-foot building will hold nearly 1,500 square feet in ground-floor retail space, and rise about 61 feet. Heletz intends to break ground on the site this spring, New York Yimby reported.

Elsewhere on Vernon Boulevard, a warehouse is slated to be turned into a 36-unit residential complex, as previously reported. [New York Yimby]Mark Maurer

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