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Developer Sam Chang’s New 13-story Hotel in Long Island City

A new 13-story hotel at 38-39 9th Street, in Long Island City, Queens is being constructed. Hotel Developer Sam Chang will be responsible.

The hotel will be seven blocks away from the 21st Street-Queensbridge subway station, serviced by the F trains and the first stop in Queens.

This will be 129-foot tall structure in height, with a total of 123650 sq. ft., with 324 guest rooms, averaging 345 square feet apiece. Plans include parking, bicycle storage, a lobby, and fitness center. Each floor will have 27 rooms.

111,630 square feet is designated for commercial usage out of a total of 123,650 square feet. Gene Kaufman Architect is creating the design.

Demolition permits have not yet been filed for the current single-story structure. There is no current estimate on completion.

Mr. Khuzami has been a member of Community Board 1 in Astoria, NY for the last 20 years. He sits on the Zoning and parks Committees and is on the Executive Board. Previously, he served as Parks and Culture chair of Community Board 1 for eleven years and also chaired Capital and Expense priority Committee. He is a member of the Queens General Assembly and had been a panelist for grant submissions for the Queens Council on the Arts (QCA). Richard also is an officer of The Eastern Mediterranean Business Culture Alliance (EMBCA) and President of OANA.

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