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New Development Coming To 63rd Road In Rego Park

Site of Proposed Development and Former School Soccer Field (Photo: QueensPost)

Feb. 15, 2019 By Jon Cronin

A 177,000 square foot development is expected to go up in Rego Park, a block away from Queens Boulevard, according to published reports.

Kenney Liu, a Flushing-based developer, plans to build a residential complex on a vacant lot next to the now-shuttered Our Lady of the Angelus Catholic Academy.

The development site, located next to 98-05 63rd St., was the former soccer field used by school. It is one block from the Rego Center Mall and a 5-minute walk to the M line on Queens Boulevard.

Liu recently bought the vacant lot from the Church of Our Lady of the Angelus for $30 million, according to real estate blog pincusco.com.

The school building and the vacant field were previously owned by the church as one site. The church split the parcel in two shortly after the academy closed in 2018, stemming from a decline in enrollment.

Liu is unlikely to need a zoning variance to complete the project, since the site is located in a R7 zone that caters to high-density residential buildings, according to a City Department of Planning spokesman.

The property is surrounded by several other high-rise apartment buildings.

Liu has several developments in Flushing. He is also behind a 55,000 square foot condo development that was recently completed at 97-45 63rd Drive.

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Jimal Adams

It seems that every time I turn around someone is building something in Rego Park. What happen to the days of when the kids played until dusk, the basketball courts were packed, and you knew you were home. I don’t recognize this place anymore! There’s a structure on almost every square foot in Rego Park and it’s geting worse. My parents are still there with the same phone number since I attended PS206, and now I’m urging them to leave. It’s too much Rego Park! You are sacrificing the family oriented environment we have been for decades for the dollar.
It saddens my heart to see the transformation taking place to my home. I guess the good ol days of hanging out in the circle are over. (PCE alumni know what I’m talking about) Breaks my heart.

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Sara Ross

Better than being the new Brighton Beach which it disgustingly has been for over 20 years. At least the people in Flushing don’t come here and get free medical or have NYS benefit cards at taxpayer expense while driving luxury cars with out of state plates.

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