June 13, 2018 By Tara Law
Permits have been filed to build yet another hotel near the Long Island City/Astoria border.
The 15-story, 385-key building planned for 37-10 10th St. is the third hotel to have been proposed for the area in the last two weeks. The structure will be 147 feet tall and take up 114,146 square feet.
The hotel will feature on-site attendant parking for 48 cars and 120 square feet of parking for eight bikes on the first floor.
Hotel guests will have access to an exercise room on the first floor.
Demolition permits for an existing 1-story warehouse at the location were approved in May.
The location is five blocks from the 21st St- Queensbridge (F) subway station and four blocks from Queensbridge Park.
The property is owned by developer Dun Zhang. The architect, Gene Kaufman, is regarded as one of the most prolific architects in the city, and is well-known for designing budget hotels, according to The Real Deal.
The neighborhood has become a popular location for developers to build hotels in recent years. Permits were filed two weeks ago for a 9-story, 102-room hotel at 38-53 10th St. and an 8-story, 95-room hotel at 23-15 39th Ave.
Developers have filed plans to build 45 hotels in Long Island City since 2010, making LIC the most popular outer borough neighborhood for new hotels, according to real estate magazine The Real Deal.