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Forest Hills grocery store will be demo'ed for 170-unit rental

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Joins a long list of NYC’s grocery store to residential conversions

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Joining the list of New York City’s disappearing grocery stores is a Key Food in Forest Hills. Slate Property Group (associated with the Rivington House infamy) intends to replace the one-story structure at 69-65 Yellowstone Boulevard with an 11-story rental building, The Real Deal has learned.

The developer filed demolition plans with the city’s Department of Buildings, and is hoping to bring a 170-unit rental project to the site, based on what the developers told TRD. They haven’t filed building plans yet but are hoping to do so in the next couple of months, and they’ve roped in frequent collaborator Aufgang Architects to design the rental building.

They are also planning to include 40,000 square feet of retail to be spread out over the ground floor and the lower level, according to TRD. For this particular project, instead of buying the site, Slate is collaborating with the existing owners. These same owners and Slate have also collaborated on another Key Food-replacing residential building, in Clinton Hill. That site will the creation of an eight-story building with 114 apartments.

Slate hopes to break ground on the Forest Hills rental next summer, and expects that it will be complete sometime in 2020. There’s no word yet on whether the new rental building will be anchored by a different grocery store.