After the record snatch-up of Red Hook’s King and Sullivan Townhomes last month, another not-so-Brownstoney neighborhood is joining in on the townhouse craze. Westchester County-based GDC Properties is slated to bring eighteen two-family townhouses to Long Island City, and here we have a first look at what the ensemble’s 11th Street frontage will look like.
While LIC may be better known for its light-industrial character pimpled by pockets of new high-rises, GDC’s development site is located just one block from the neighborhood’s tiny historic district Hunter’s Point, which provides two blocks of tree-lined streets and charming brownstones. The sprawling parcel on a blockfront bound by 45th Avenue, 45th Road and 11th Street is located directly south of the recently renovated Murray Park and two blocks east of the 7 subway line’s Court Square station. The development replaces two warehouse buildings that, according to the Real Deal, GDC picked up for $44 million late last year. Construction permits have been filed and are awaiting approval.
Renderings courtesy of Cityscape Engineering
Judging by the sole rendering posted on the structural engineer’s website, the homes will be clad in a motley mix of orange-colored brick and metal panels. Newman Design Architects are the designers, who also crafted nearby One Hunters Point, Downtown Brooklyn’s 63 Schermerhorn, and 67 Liberty Street in the Financial District. The five-story homes will each provide a duplex unit on their first two floors, topped by triplex units above. The developer has said that they aim to cater to renting families.
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