Plans for the redevelopment of Flushing's long-ruined landmark at RKO Keith's Theatre are delayed again, according to the Queens Chronicle. Jerry Karlik of JK Equities—the developer behind the project—is going before Queens' Community Board 7 next week to seek a waiver before construction on the project can proceed, since he wants to make several changes to submitted plans.
Karlik reportedly wants to decrease the number of condo units (from 357 to 269) and the size of the underground parking garage. He also wants to increase the eventual height of the building for mechanical components and redesign the "undulating glass curtain entrance" to expose views of the building's lobby. While most of these changes are considered minor, the the chairman of CB7's Land Use Committee says that modifying the already-approved plans for the building's facade "might be a point of contention."
CB7's Land Use Committee will meet on February 24 to discuss the possibility of a waiver.
· RKO Keith's plan is up for review again [Queens Chronicle]
· Design Changes, Delays for RKO Keith Development in Flushing [Queens 'Stoner]
· All RKO Keith's coverage [Curbed]