July 6, 2018 By Tara Law
A four-story medical facility will replace the former Georgia Diner building, according to permits filed with the Department of Buildings.
The new building at 86-55 Queens Boulevard will represent a complete transformation of the property where the Georgia Diner was located since the 1970s.
The structure will rise beside an 18-story mixed-use building at 88-08 Justice Avenue, which is currently being constructed on the diner’s former parking lot.
Both buildings are being developed by Chris Xu of United Construction & Development Group, who is known as a prolific Queens developer. My Architect PC is responsible for the design.
The new building will be a four-story medical facility, which will encompass 90,613 square feet and be 51 feet tall. The healthcare treatment facility will be located on the first, third and fourth floors. A lobby for the facility will be on the first floor.
The structure will feature ample parking, including 182 indoor parking spaces as well as 26 outdoor parking spaces at the second floor level.
The property is located across the street from Queens Place Mall, four blocks from Queens Center Mall and two blocks from the Grand Avenue/Newtown (M/R) subway station.
Plans for the development got underway in November 2014, when the developer purchased the Georgia Diner’s parking lot for $26.5 million.
The developer filed plans to construct a new building on that parcel in May 2015. That building will include childcare facilities on the first through third floors and 184 apartments on the upper floors.
The developer then purchased the site that housed the diner in January for $14.25 million, and filed permits to demolish the structure in February.
On March 25, the Georgia Diner closed the location and merged with the Nevada Diner, which are both owned by restauranteur Dimitrios Kaloidis. The merged restaurant is located at 80-26 Queens Blvd.