Construction could soon break ground on a 16-story residential building in Rego Park, Queens, following the release of new renderings from RJ Capital Holdings. The developer, which has filed proposals under the name Trylon LLC, is now waiting on approvals from the Department of City Planning to begin an exhaustive public review process.
Located at 98-81 Queens Boulevard, the irregularly shaped parcel of land forms a triangle with frontage along 99th Street, 66th Road, and 66th Avenue. The existing block supports a synagogue, a large diner, and several other commercial properties that would eventually be demolished should the project move forward.
If approved, the building would introduce 170 new rental homes to the area, including 51 affordable units. The ground floor of the property would support 118,000 square feet of unspecified commercial area, most likely retail space.
The new rendering shows a much more sleek, angular design than the previous iteration. The ground floor is clad in a white cementitious material and appears to take the shape of the triangular parcel. Above, the building is clad in floor-to-ceiling glass with rounded corner metal accents, and implements a number of setbacks.
Plans for the development were originally revealed in 2016 and included the construction of a five-story, 100,000-square-foot building with a similar ground-floor retail component and upper-level residential area. However, RJ Capital Holdings and leaders of the synagogue ended up in court and the project never broke ground. Today, it would appear the two parties are no longer at odds.
At this phase of development, it is assumed the project will break ground by 2022.