Astoria Cove project gets OK from Planning Commission

Land use review of Alma Realty's 8.5-acre site in Queens now underway

Rendering of 3-15 26th Street in Queens
Rendering of 3-15 26th Street in Queens

The City Planning Commission gave the go-ahead yesterday for the 1,700-unit apartment complex known as Astoria Cove in Queens.

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The seven-month Uniform Land Use Review Procedure will now begin. If officially approved, Alma Realty could break ground on the 8.5-acre site – which can hold up to five towers – later this year.

Plans call for 900 parking spaces, a supermarket, retail stores, 295 units allotted for affordable use, and a public school at 3-15 26th Avenue, between 3rd and 4th streets. Earlier this month, Alma reduced the number of affordable units for the project to 295 apartments, according to an application filed with the city. That figure is 45 units shy of the “minimum” of 340 units Alma Realty indicated it would deliver, as previously reported. [GlobeSt]Mark Maurer