Willets Point, Queens, NY

Project Details

ADDRESS:  39th Avenue, Queens, NY 11357
OWNER/DEVELOPER:  Related Companies
ARCHITECT/LEAD:  S9 Architecture

Project Key Features

GEA is at the forefront, providing MEP/FP engineering services for the residential component of the ambitious Willets Point mixed-use neighborhood revitalization project. Anchored in affordable housing and job creation, this endeavor aims to address longstanding challenges in the underserved Queens neighborhood. The project enjoys robust support from diverse stakeholders, including the community, local officials, union leaders, and business members, underscoring its significance as a catalyst for positive change.

At the heart of Willets Point’s vision lies the creation of 2,500 affordable residences, signaling a transformative milestone as the largest fully affordable development in the city in over four decades. These residences will be housed within two 12-story and one 9-story buildings, meticulously designed to meet the needs of future residents. Additionally, the project encompasses extensive site preparation and utility connections, spanning a colossal 940,000 gross square feet of built space, including landscaped, publicly accessible open spaces.

GEA’s comprehensive MEP/FP engineering services play a pivotal role in bringing this vision to life. With a focus on sustainability, efficiency, and occupant comfort, GEA’s expertise ensures that the residential buildings meet the highest standards of safety, functionality, and environmental responsibility. By contributing to the development of vibrant, pedestrian-friendly streetscapes and communal areas, GEA’s involvement underscores its commitment to fostering thriving, inclusive communities for generations to come.