JV Secures $220M Building Mortgage for LIC Resi Undertaking


2-33 fiftieth Avenue (Google Maps, iStock)

A trio of builders have damaged floor on a 500-unit residential growth in Lengthy Island Metropolis after securing a $220 million development mortgage.

A three way partnership between the Area Corporations, Vorea Group and LMXD — the newly launched affiliate of inexpensive housing specialist L+M Growth Companions — landed the financing from Wells Fargo final month, after buying the positioning from self-storage firm Fortress Company for $88 million in September.

The 1.75-acre parcel at 2-33 fiftieth Avenue, positioned in an Alternative Zone, takes up a full block entrance alongside fifth Avenue between forty ninth and fiftieth avenues close to the Queens waterfront. The builders additionally obtained an undisclosed fairness funding from Bridge Funding Group’s Alternative Zone fund.

The 484,000-square-foot undertaking will yield 499 residential models and 40,000 sq. toes of ground-floor retail and group facility area. Thirty p.c of the flats will probably be put aside as income-restricted underneath the Inexpensive New York Program. The undertaking is anticipated to be accomplished in October 2024.

“That is an unbelievable alternative to develop one of many final remaining large-scale websites on the Hunter’s Level waterfront,” Matt Schwartz, co-CEO of The Area Corporations, mentioned in a press release.

S9 Structure is the undertaking’s architect and inside designer, whereas an affiliate of LMXD will function normal contractor.

The property, which homes a two-story warehouse and car parking zone, had been available on the market since JLL listed it in 2019 with out an asking worth. Vorea Group’s submitting for the positioning was the second-largest new growth plan filed within the metropolis in August.

“This undertaking builds on our longstanding dedication to LIC and deep appreciation for the historical past and vitality of the Hunter’s Level and Greenpoint communities,” David Dishy, CEO of LMXD, mentioned in a press release.



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