TF Cornerstone, a developer already very familiar with Long Island City, has been selected to develop more than 1,000 new residential units for the colossal Hunter's Point South complex on the waterfront. The first phase, designed by SHoP Architects and developed by Related, is currently under construction, and the city released an RFP for this second phase in May. This part of the megaproject will create 1,193 apartments, with 796 units being affordable affordable to moderate- and middle-income families. One hundred of those apartments will be reserved for low-income seniors. The rest of the units will be market rate.
ODA designed the two new towers with "stepped terraces that echo the Art Deco skyscrapers of Manhattan." They have a variety of sustainable features, including two "urban farming terraces" and grey-water recycling for irrigation. Other amenities include a gym, rooftop garden, and a children's play room, plus there will be a senior recreation center and 10,000-square-feet of community space. Units will range from studios to three-bedrooms, and a press release sent out by the Department of Housing Preservation and Development says there will be "20,000-gross-square-feet of new commercial space with preliminary plans for a pre-kindergarten, a medical facility, a rock climbing gym, and new restaurants." All mechanicals are on the second floor and the ground floor spaces will be flood-proofed.
Four parcels of Hunter's Point South still remain undeveloped, so they will be bid out under the next administration.
UPDATE: A previous version of this article stated that SLCE Architects designed the project, which is incorrect. ODA is the designer, while SLCE is the architect of record. Curbed regrets the error.
· HPD Commissioner Visnauskas Announces Development Team to Build 1,193 New Apartments in Second Phase of Hunter's Point South [nyc.gov]
· Hunters Point South coverage [Curbed]
· All TF Cornerstone coverage [Curbed]