March 19, 2015 By Christian Murray
The owners of a large Queens Blvd site are looking to develop the property.
The site, located at 38-15 Queens Blvd, is currently being used as a car wash facility and is zoned for manufacturing.
The owners, listed as 38-15 Queens Blvd., have reached out to Community Board 2 to discuss their development proposal. The board has not yet seen what they have in mind, and the owners could not be reached for comment.
Pat O’Brien, chairman of Community Board 2, said that the owners would not be reaching out to the board if they planned to develop it according to its current zoning. He said that the proposal is likely to involve the construction of residential units.
The site is located about one block outside the Sunnyside district that was rezoned in 2011. The rezoned area allows for substantial residential development.
Therefore, the owners would have to undergo a lengthy public process, which would involve going before the community board, the borough president’s office, the city planning commission and a city council vote.
O’Brien said that he was concerned about all the development that is currently taking place–in terms of what it means for schools, the subway system and area hospitals.