Updated on Jan. 18, 3 p.m.
A church in Long Island City is seeking to build a seven-story, mixed-use building adjacent to its site.
The Church of the Redeemer at 30-14 Crescent St. filed plans with the Department of Buildings to construct a structure with 84,400 square feet of community facility space mostly for a health care facility and some church office space on the first floor.
The Protestant Episcopal church was founded in 1866 as part of the Episcopal Diocese of Long Island. It is located across the street from Mount Sinai Queens Hospital.
Plans also include 56 parking spaces in the cellar, 46 parking spaces in the sub-cellar and storage space for 15 bicycles.
According to renderings released by architecture firm JWC Architect engineer, the current structure will not be demolished. The building will also include several outdoor terraces. A receptionist at the church said “no comment” when QNS asked questions about the church’s plans.
James Wu Chen, the owner of the architecture firm, was not available for comment as of press time.
YIMBY first reported on the plans.