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71-17-Roosevelt-Avenue-2 Rendering of 71-17 Roosevelt Avenue posted at job site (Werber Management/ Marvel Architects)
At the junction of Jackson Heights, Woodside and Elmhurst, a 15-floor mixed-use tower designed by Marvel Architects is under construction at 71-17 Roosevelt Avenue The project is rising from an oddly-shaped lot overlooking a rail cut, the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway (BQE) and the elevated 7 train. Elmhurst-based Werber Management is the project developer who purchased the site for $7 million according to city records.
Werber-Management-02 The project will rise behind a row of houses on 72nd Street (CityRealty)
Roosevelt Site of one of the cleared housing with foundation work ongoing beyond
Jackson-Heights-construction-02 Zoning diagram via NYC DOB
71-17-Roosevelt-023 Google earth aerial showing project location relative to Manhattan (CityRealty)
The initial building application was filed in late 2014, and since then, the residential unit count has been upped to 154 apartments spread across 112,205 square feet. Apartments will start at the 3rd floor where there is also a large landscaped terrace and amenities such as a fitness center, lounge and children’s playroom. Per the rendering posted on the job site, many of the apartments will have terraces or balconies and will offer open views of the Manhattan skyline and surrounding area. Additionally, there will be an 186-car garage, bike storage and community facility space, which a rendering shows may be a school.
Facing vibrant Roosevelt Avenue, the building will have 42,000 square feet of retail along two lower floors. Heller Organization, who is handling the retail lease up, says the space is the largest available retail box in the area. The highly -visible site is located just off the Broadway exit of the BQE one block from the Jackson Heights-Roosevelt Avenue train station, the second busiest in the city outside of Manhattan.
71-17-Roosevelt-06 Retail rendering (Heller Organization)
71-17-Roosevelt Rendering of community facility entrance that shows new school
71-17-Roosevelt-02 The residences will be setback from Roosevelt Avenue and the elevated 7 line
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