The trend of converting parking facilities into new sites for residential development has reached Alert Garage Corp.’s massive lot in Long Island City.
The owner of the parking garage, which takes up nearly one block, filed permits with the Department of Buildings on Wednesday to construct a new 10-story mixed-use residential and commercial tower on the site of the lot.
The property at 30-17 40th Ave. will be developed into a new, mostly residential building with more than 290,000 square feet and 428 units, according to city records.
GKV Architects will be designing the new tower, which will have 214 parking spaces — meeting city requirements based on zoning regulations for the area. The site, however, is located adjacent to the 39th Avenue N and Q subway station, giving future residents easy access to transportation.
Nearly 3,200 square feet in the new structure will be set aside for commercial space, according to the filings.
The site’s 83,000-square-foot floor area contains an existing one-story building, which occupies about a fifth of the lot. The filings indicate the new structure will be developed on the entire site, meaning that the one-story building will be demolished if plans are met.
Demolition permits have yet to be filed.