Halletts Point is a new high-rise, high-density, mixed-use development on the waterfront in Astoria, Queens. Dattner Architects’ master plan calls for eight residential buildings, retail, a public waterfront esplanade, and a site for a potential K-8 school. In addition to the waterfront park, a large supermarket, new retail amenities, and developing plans for supplementary public transportation connections will significantly improve neighborhood infrastructure. The full build-out, phased over several years, will include approximately 2,400 apartments, 20 percent of which will be affordable units.
The first building, currently in construction, is a 21-story two-tower structure with 405 residential apartments. The project includes a new 25,000 square foot grocery store to serve the community. The towers are oriented to maximize river views, and will offer two large-scale roof top amenity spaces as well as extensive at grade landscaping. The building’s design incorporates sustainable features including an onsite water recovery system, high efficiency boilers, and will meet LEED rating criteria. The building is scheduled to open in 2018.
Dattner Architects is also designing Halletts Point 7. The development’s first 100% affordable building, construction is slated to begin later in 2017.