July 23, 2015

Flushing Commons to start rising soon

(Queens Chronicle) By next week the outline of Flushing Commons will start to be seen as workers begin erecting the steel superstructure of Phase 1 buildings.

The $1 billion mixed-use project on the former Municipal Parking Lot 1 in Downtown Flushing began a little over a year ago and work is actually slightly ahead of schedule, according to Michael Meyer, president of F&T Group, which is developing the project with the Rockefeller Group and AECOM Capital.

Phase 1 work calls for 219,000 square feet of office and retail space, 148 units of housing and 982 underground parking spots. It is scheduled for completion at the end of 2016 or early 2017.