Muss Development LLC says the New York City School Construction Authority (NYCSCA)has signed a long-term, 19,201-sq. ft. lease at the developer’s commercial building, Flushing Plaza, at 41-61 Kissena Boulevard.
This new location will expand the New York City Department of Education’s Public School/ Universal Pre-Kindergarten program in Flushing and is expected to open within the next year. The NYSCA will have its own separate entrance and lobby within Flushing Plaza allowing direct access to the second-floor space, Real Estate Weekly reported on March 30.
“Our team continues to strategically select tenants that will be valuable assets to the greater community,” Muss Development president Jason Muss was quoted as saying.
“Located in the heart of Queens, the new NYSCA location will further enhance the area’s education system.”
The building is one of the largest commercial buildings within Flushing. Muss acquired the two-story structure in 1981, which was converted in 1983 into 267,000 sq. ft. of custom-designed office and retail space, with an additional 43,000-sq. ft. concourse level reconfigured to house several medical offices.
The firm has since made several renovations to the building, including adding a separate 30,000-sq. ft. level of office space to the property and converting the self-parking facility into a valet-attended garage.
Most recent property upgrades include a newly renovated lobby, elevators and wiring for telecommunications systems for the offices, the developer says.