A little over three years after Flushing’s $1 billion megaproject broke ground, Flushing Commons is now gearing up to welcome its first set of residents (some have already moved in). Closings have been underway for some time now at the megaproject’s 17-story condo building at 138-35 39th Avenue, which is part of Phase I of development. Also part of this phase is a 12-story office condo building at 38-08 Union Street.
The overall 1.8 million-square foot Flushing Commons is a collaboration between the F&T Group, AECOM Capital, and the Rockefeller Group. Sales on the 17-story condo building’s 148 apartments got underway in 2015, and that building, along with the office tower topped out in March last year.
Now 98 percent of the condos here have sold and the development team has also debuted a model penthouse; a three-bedroom, three-bathroom condo that spans 1,588 square feet, and is on the market for $1.99 million. Only a couple of other condos at the building, both asking upwards of $2 million, are still up for grabs.
Amenities residents can look forward to include a fitness center, a landscaped garden, a residents lounge with a fireplace, a children’s playground, and a dog play area.
The second phase of development will see the construction of three additional buildings, which will feature a mix of commercial, retail, residential, and community space. The five buildings will be surrounded by 1.5 acres of publicly-accessible open space. The buildings here were designed by Perkins Eastman, Thomas Balsley Associates is the landscape architect, and Shim Projects is the interior designer.