28 APRIL 15, 2021 RIDGEWOOD TIMES WWW.QNS.COM
New development will bring aff ordable housing to Forest Hills
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BY CARLOTTA MOHAMED
Forest Hills community leaders and
developers broke ground on a new
166-unit mixed-use development at
69-65 Yellowstone Blvd. in Forest Hills
on Wednesday, April 7, that will bring
aff ordable housing, jobs and economic
activity to support Queens and the surrounding
The new development, a project of
Slate Property Group and Grobman-
Gross Properties, will feature 50 aff ordable
apartments and 186 parking spaces
that will span 210,000 square feet, while
the cellar and ground fl oor will include
50,000 square feet of retail space. The
building will be constructed at the former
site of the Key Food supermarket
and is slated for completion in 2023.
The partnership between Grobman-
Gross and Slate Properties was brokered
by Patrick Mazza and Dan Panitz
of WRC Brokerage Inc.
“We are excited to break ground
on this exciting new project today
and celebrate the creation of 166 new
apartments and retail space in Forest
Hills,” said David Schwartz, co-founder
and principal of Slate Property Group.
“Slate Property Group is committed to
supporting our city’s recovery and
tackling the housing shortage. Through
mixed-use projects such as this, we are
able to create new jobs, bring resources
to the community and keep New York
Aufgang Architects was chosen to
design the building, which is composed
of brick and a large green vertical wall.
The site will also feature a large, landscaped
common outdoor recreation
space on the third fl oor, and rooft op
and multiple terraces on each fl oor for
personal outdoor space to tenants.
According to Ari Aufgang and
Schwartz, the challenge was to design
a structure that both complemented
the neighborhood and nearby historic
structures, but at the same time, add a
new take on what a mid-rise building
on a major commercial corridor could
Some of the features that tenants of
the building will eventually enjoy are
a living garden that will provide relief
and an ecological aesthetic to a typically
blank exterior face of a staircase and elevator
core, a perforated brick pattern
that provides an architectural strategy
for a second fl oor of parking that’s a
relief from metal grills, according to
“The project is all electric, so that really
sets up for the future, where we can
have a more sustainable and renewable
grid and have no onsite carbon fumes,”
Aufgang said. “
Additional reporting by Gabriele
Holtermann. Read more on QNS.com.
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