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Initial Plans for Large Queens Boulevard Project Unveiled

Woodside Green (EDI International)

July 30, 2019 By Max Murray

Designs for a mixed-use building in Woodside have recently been released by the global architectural firm EDI International.

The development, to be called Woodside Green, would be located at 72-01 and 72-17 Queens Blvd. where a string of various auto shops are located. The two addresses consist of four adjoining parcels.

The plan, according to EDI International, calls for a 12-story mixed-use building with 1,100,00 square feet for residential purposes, 76,000 square feet for commercial purposes, and 15,500 square feet of communal space. No plans have been filed with the Dept. of Buildings as of yet.

The building could see as many as 220 market rate rental units and a parking garage with room for 175 cars.

The Hakimian Organization plans to develop the site which recently purchased it from Piermont Properties in 2018, according to New York YIMBY.

72-10 and 72-17 Queens Blvd. (covers New York Transmissions through to the overpass on the far right) (Photo: GMaps)

Woodside Green (EDI International)

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Terry

“Market Rate Rentals” may not mean affordable rentals. $1800 to $2400 for a one bedroom apartment is not going to help the community, or would it? You decide.

We need to build more starter apartments for be sold to families that would like to buy instead of rent. Eventually the rent prices for existing apartments and homes will decrease as the starters or mid-upgrade housing supply increases. As some have already mentioned here, with the increase in housing, we will need to consider the need to build more schools and other community resources. Do we have enough land for all these endeavors , assuming the new influx of tenants and homeowners will plan to have children.

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tim

Doesn’t look terrible. My issue is with the parking. Way too many cars in this part of Queens already!

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Jbeans

My biggest concern would be the overcrowding in the local schools. All these apartments keep going up in the area, but without new schools how will that impact the current, really ones? Most of the schools in the area are fairly highly rated, and I would hate to see overcrowding negatively impact that.

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Nicolikadicolus

Id rather have the dirty transmission place. Nice big rats by the railroad. Its just so homey.

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Lila

That has to be the ugliest project ever proposed. Of course we need more affordable apartments. but theydon’t have to be ugly and they should include underground parking space.

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Andrew

Why are people against this? Do you want to keep paying more for housing? Do you want people to only live in ancient, run down, or highly inefficient homes that are bad for our wallets and the environment?

Also, whenever someone says we want to keep our neighbors as they are, I just hear racism and prejudice.

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Sara Ross

Mixed use as in MORE residential, MORE crowding on the trains and LESS PARKING?? We need stores, small businesses. What this city was built on! Enough of these developers and landlords who weren’t born here and don’t give a dam about making neighborhoods the way they used to be!

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another trumper

Your racist trump supporter side is showing, just because they were born somewhere else doesn’t mean they’re bad at neighborhood planning

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Words

It says parking spots for 175 cars. It looks like there are only meter spots in front of those stores, so why is this bad? Also those stores are an eyesore. Not going to miss another repair shop. It’s mixed use so its literally going to be more stores. More local tax revenues from all the new residents.

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