This is one “epic” project for Flushing.
The site of a former Met Food supermarket in Flushing at 41-62 Bowne St. is now unrecognizable with the 30-year-old supermarket demolished to make way for a new 14-story mixed-use building.
The incoming structure is tentatively named the “Epic Tower” and will contain 84 residential units and two floors of retail or commercial space, one of which will contain a 11,400-square-foot school or daycare facility.
On-site parking will be provided in the form of a two-level underground parking garage planned to have around 90 spaces.
Maspeth-based Angelo and Anthony Ng Architect Studio is designing the project.
According to Anthony Ng, the residential units will likely be sold as condominiums. He said the design was created to be white and simple, with very little ornamentation and as much glass as possible.
“We just wanted something sleek, modern,” Ng said, “a clean look.”
Construction has not yet begun on the new building and the site is currently completely leveled and blocked off with scaffolding.
A supermarket that operated at the site for 30 years closed down in July following a decision by owners Abel and Ahmed Saleh to sell the property.
The immediate area — located less than a mile from public transportation options by bus, subway or Long Island Railroad — is rife with recently-raised buildings and ongoing construction.
Another structure being constructed with a similarly modern design can be seen adjacent to the rear of the empty Bowne Street lot.