Developer looks to turn long-abandoned Parkway Hospital in Forest Hills into apartments

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After a decade of dormancy, plans are in place to build affordable housing units at the former Parkway Hospital in Forest Hills.

Crain’s originally reported that the Manhattan-based developer Jasper Venture Group has filed a request to turn the former site of Parkway Hospital, located 70-35 113th St., into housing units.

Reports say that Jasper Venture Group is looking to add two new stories to the existing building and construct 135 affordable housing units, some of which will be allocated for seniors. The plans also include building another 14-story residential building at the site which would have 216 market-rate apartments.

Parkway Hospital closed down in 2008 and has been vacant ever since. The building site went to auction in 2013, and it was eventually purchased by Jasper Venture Group.

In May 2014, Jasper Venture Group announced its original intentions to demolish the abandoned hospital and construct a larger residential building. However, the company reportedly decided to sell the property in 2015, but was ultimately unsuccessful.

QNS has reached out to Jasper Venture Group for comment and is awaiting a response.

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