Back in the summer of 2015, foundation work kicked off on the three-tower, 1,771-unit mixed-use development planned on Jackson Avenue between Orchard Street and Queens Boulevard, in the Queens Plaza section of Long Island City. Construction has since progressed significantly, as seen in photos by NyConstructionPhoto. On the corner of Jackson Avenue and Orchard Street, at 28-02 Jackson Avenue, a 45-story, 671-unit residential tower with ground-floor retail space is now eight stories above street level. Additionally, construction is underway at 28-30 Jackson Avenue, where a 53-story, 658-unit residential tower with ground-floor retail space is planned. The third tower, to be located on the corner of Jackson Avenue and Queens Boulevard at 30-02 Queens Boulevard, will rise 43 stories and will contain 442 residential units along with ground-floor retail. That building hasn’t risen out of the ground yet.
The 53-story tower will encompass 672,371 square feet, the 45-story building will measure 594,421 square feet, and the 43-story component will measure 420,984 square feet. Across the tower, the residential units should average 835 square feet apiece. There will be a total of 13,807 square feet of retail. Tishman Speyer and H&R Real Estate Investment Trust are developing, while Goldstein, Hill & West Architects is the architect. Construction is expected to be complete in 2018.