“Vernon Tower” headed to Astoria-Long Island City border
Michael Heletz' building to hold nearly 1,500 square feet in retail space
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