A new hotel will soon rise in Long Island City, adding to the many new and existing developments in this burgeoning Queens neighborhood.
Last week, the city Department of Buildings approved developer Dun Zhang’s permit request for a 15-story hotel. The 385-room hotel will replace a one-story warehouse at 37-10 10th Ave., which currently sits on a 20,000-square-foot corner lot.
The application lists Gene Kaufman as the architect of this planned hotel. In addition to this project, the architect is also involved with other Long Island City developments including a 13-story hotel at 38-39 Ninth St. and 142-key hotel at 38-04 11th St. Developer Sam Chang filed permits for these upcoming Queens projects in May 2018.
According to an analysis by The Real Deal, there have been 45 new hotels built in Long Island City since 2010, making popular waterfront neighborhood the number one location for hotels in the outer boroughs.
The same report noted that the other Queens neighborhoods where developers are choosing to build are Jamaica, with 26 new hotels and Flushing with 12 new hotels.