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Seven-Story Building That will become Outpatient Center To Be Developed on Astoria Church’s Property

Crescent Street (Church of the Redeemer)

Jan. 8, 2018 By Tara Law

A seven-story building will rise on the property of the Church of the Redeemer at 30-14 Crescent Street in Astoria, according to a filing Jan. 5 with the Dept. of Buildings

An outpatient diagnostic or treatment healthcare facility will occupy most of the building. A parish office and a lobby will be located on the building’s first floor.

James Wu Chen, the architect in charge of the project, said that the church building will not be demolished. He said that the church is developing the property and that the church building is in no danger.

The new structure will be 70 feet tall and comprised of 84,400 square feet that will mainly be used for primary health care services. There will be a 97-space parking garage in the cellar and a storage area for 15 bicycles.

Mount Sinai Queens Hospital is across the street from the property.

The Gothic church building was completed in 1868, and the church’s tower was added on in 1873. The Episcopal parish was founded in 1866.

Parish officials and the Episcopal Diocese of Long Island did not respond to a request for comment at the time this article was published.

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BARBARA strong

The Church should be an historical land mark built in 1868 long before the development of the Grand Ave area

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Anonymous

The church is probably approving of this to keep their tax exempt code and charge rent to the occupying floors … probably …

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Maria

That is so sad..They need to fix that church it would be nice cause.. if someone die in the hospital they can go across the street..We have too many building’s…we need more shopping area..well good luck

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Jenastoriat

I agree. This is going to be a generic and featureless neighborhood if the historic aspects, architecture, and street views are not preserved or honored.

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