Innovation QNS

Innovation QNS

Urban Plan
In Progress

Spanning from 37th Street to Northern Boulevard/43rd Street between 35th and 36th Avenues, Innovation QNS will expand the adjacent Kaufman Arts District and build on Astoria’s rich cultural fabric including its existing cultural assets like the Museum of Moving Image and Frank Sinatra School of the Arts. The site currently is occupied primarily by large surface parking lots, underutilized industrial/commercial buildings and vacant spaces.

Centered on five blocks at the intersection of Steinway Street and 35th Avenue, the plan includes more than 2,800 units of mixed income housing – over 700 of which will be permanently affordable – as well as 200,000 square feet of neighborhood-serving retail and 250,000 square feet of space for the city’s creative industries and other small businesses. The plan also includes nearly two acres of thoughtfully programmed open space, community health and wellness facilities, an arts and culture hub, a state-of-the-art multiplex cinema, a new full-service grocery store and enhanced streetscapes.

*Renderings and diagrams are based upon preliminary iterations of the design and do not reflect the final approved design.

Innovation QNS

"Innovation QNS deserves a prompt green light." - Steve Cuozzo, New York Post

Innovation QNS

Project Details

Astoria, Queens, NY
Silverstein Properties, Kaufman Astoria Studios and Bedrock Real Estate Partners
2,982,000 SF


ODA Design Team
Eran Chen AIA Michael Unsicker AIA Olivera Grk AIA Francois Blehaut Jacob Hedaya RA Dan Hoch Amaya D'Souza Anirudh Chandar Kirat Pandher LEED AP Pablo Zepeda, Natsumi Oba, Steven Kocher, Saranya Kanagaraj, Alex Rossetti, Katinka Bosch, Jaehong Chung
VERO (Renderings) SWA / Balsley (Landscape Architecture)


The New York Times $2 Billion Development in Queens Approved Amid Housing Crisis
11.22.22 READ MORE
Commercial Observer Kaufman, Silverstein and Bedrock Unveil $2B Mixed-Use Development in Astoria
07.01.20 Read More
The Architect's Newspaper A massive, $2 billion neighborhood designed by ODA is revealed for Queens
07.02.20 Read More
ArchDaily ODA Designs Mixed-Use District to Revitalize the Astoria Neighborhood, in New York City
07.08.20 Read More

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