In the latest sign that Long Island City is becoming more and more family friendly, a new day care center will be moving into luxury condo building Arris Lofts, according to multiple sources.
The new day care center will fill 17,000 square feet of vacant space in the ground floor of the building at 27-28 Thomson Ave., which has about 237 residential units throughout eight floors. Sources confirmed the day care center signing, but couldn’t provide further details at this time about the lease or when the business plans to open.
The Long Island City area has seen an influx of residential development over the past few years, which has brought many families into the area, causing a need for facilities, such as day care centers, according to real estate experts in the neighborhood.
Within the past five years, there have been more than 4,000 residential units added to the area, said real estate firm Modern Spaces CEO Eric Benaim, and there are plans for about 10,000 more in the next five years.
“I think a day care center is much needed in that part of town,” Benaim said. “There are day care centers on the waterfront, but having one to serve the Court Square area is really good.”