Late last year, Century Development Group signed an agreement with Starwood Hotels & Resorts to bring a 250-key Westin hotel to the mixed-use project planned at 137-61 Northern Boulevard, located on the corner of Leavitt Street in downtown Flushing. Century told The Real Deal that the latest development plans call for a 12- or 13-story building, which, in addition to the hotel, would also include 50 residential units.
In 2015, the city approved a proposal to change the site’s zoning from R6/C2-2 to C4-3, for the purpose of allowing a hotel to occupy the commercial space. The 31,500-square-foot site could now accommodate up to 107,100 square feet of commercial space, in addition to 76,545 square feet of residential space. New building applications for the project have not been filed, so the project’s details are not known. Raymond Chan’s Flushing-based firm designed the project during its inception in 2014, and the latest rendering appears to indicate the firm is still responsible for the design.
A single-story grocery store currently occupies the site. Demolition permits have not been filed.