The Queens Mixed-Use Development is poised to set a precedent in the evolution of timber-framed design. This new multi-family structure will serve as the first generation of high density residential for the former warehouse site. Located in Wedgewood-Houston, the development includes 220 multi-family rental units, 5,000 square feet of restaurant and retail space, with 11 live/work, live/make, or live/retail units.
The property is located at the intersection of Hamilton Avenue & Hagan Street to the North & Moore Avenue to the South. The address is 625 Hamilton Avenue.
Designed by EOA Architects and Manuel Zeitlin Architects, the 340,000+ SF development is spread across 3 buildings. With its iconic glazed dark green bricks, Building 1 fronts Hamilton Ave & Hagan Street and serves as a gateway onto the property. Buildings 2 & 3 front Moore Avenue and replaces the once abandoned dead-in street with pedestrian friendly infrastructure. Here’s the quick rundown:
- What’s Now: Former Tree Nursery
- What’s Next: Mixed-use Development
- Developer: Proffitt Dixon Partners
- Location: 625 Hamilton Avenue
- Architect: EOA Architects
- Architect: Manuel Zeitlin Architects
- Landscape: Hawkins Partners
- Civil: Civil Site Design Group
- Contractor: Hardaway
Building 1 shown above has a total of 30-units and anchors the corner of Hagan & Hamilton. The corner section of the building includes a mix of building uses. The ground floor is anchored by a restaurant along Hamilton Avenue. It includes a mix of indoor and outdoor seating in addition to a separate rooftop bar. According to the developer, Butchertown Market restaurant will occupy 3,000 square feet on the ground floor plus a roof deck operated by successful local restauranteur Terrell Raley of Pharmacy Burger, Butchertown Hall, and Liberty Common.
The corner section of building also includes flex space on level 1, approximately 2,900 SF of office space on level 2, a resident lounge and amenity deck on Level 3, and rooftop dining and bar on level 4. The leasing office is proposed on the opposite end of Building 1 along Hagan Street.
Building 2 shown above has a total of 40 units and primarily consists of residences. There is however a plaza and green space between buildings 1 & 2.
Building 3 has a total of 150 units and the 267-space parking garage. Located primarily on Moore Avenue, the building features a pool courtyard which is joined by the fitness center, outdoor lounge, party room & yoga studio. There is also bike parking and a dog spa. One unique feature which is a first in my experience (although maybe not for the area) is a proposed rehearsal studio at the top of the parking garage.
The landscaping will provide an enhanced pedestrian experience and activation. It includes curved sidewalks which provide greater buffer from the street, a mix of pervious pavers, green space, and new tree canopy. There are also plazas located between the buildings with seating and unique lighting that will provide a sense of place.
Here is a look at the current construction progress at Queens Mixed-use.
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