July 19, By Jason Cohen
A developer filed plans with the Department of Buildings Monday to construct a seven-story, 22-room hotel in Jackson Heights.
The building, which would go up at 37-38 73rd Street, would be narrow. It would consist of five rooms per floor–from the third through sixth floors–and two rooms on the seventh.
The first floor would be the lobby area and there would be a community facility on the second floor. There would also be an outdoor recreation area on the roof.
The site is currently home to a two-story commercial building, owned by Faisal Development LLC.
Mohammad Aziz, owner of Faisal, said the building is in need of repair and he is losing money on it.
He said that he decided to build a hotel and hopes to have it open by 2019.