Crain’s reports big news for the shores of Long Island City: The city tapped TF Cornerstone and the nonprofit Selfhelp Community Services to develop the second phase of Hunter’s Point South. According to the HPD, this is the last and largest development pushed by the outgoing Bloomberg administration. TF Cornerstone will build two towers, 36 and 41 stories, with 1,193 apartments. 400 of them will be market rate, the rest will be affordable for moderate-income families. 100 units will be reserved for low-income seniors. The buildings will feature rooftop gardens, decks, and a children’s playroom. There will be roughly 20,000 square feet of ground-floor commercial space with room for a prekindergarten, medical facility, restaurants and a rock climbing gym (doesn’t LIC already have one of those?). The architects of the second phase is the Office for Design and Architecture.
There are already two buildings under construction, with 925 affordable units, for the Hunter’s Point project. The waterfront park and the school are already open. The development spans a total of seven parcels — the second phase will take up three of them — and the de Blasio administration will be in charge of developing what’s left.
UPDATE: Tons of renderings from ODA right after the jump!
Renderings courtesy of the Office for Design and Architecture