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Planet Fitness Coming to New 10-Story Building in Forest Hills by MacDonald Park

Rending of the 10-story building going up at 107-02 Queens Blvd. (RJ Capital Holdings)

Oct. 21, 2020 By Allie Griffin

A Planet Fitness gym is coming to Forest Hills in a 10-story building that is going up near MacDonald Park.

The gym will occupy the first floor and cellar of the 142,500-square-foot building currently under construction at 107-02 Queens Blvd.

Queens Community Board 6 voted to approve the special permit for the fitness center last week.

The mixed-use building, owned by De Boulevard LLC, will also house 74 apartments, 46 enclosed parking spaces and two outdoor terraces when complete. The first floor will feature more than 11,000 square feet of commercial space.

The development company RJ Capital Holdings is behind the 120-foot-tall building. Its website states that the building is expected to be complete in the fourth quarter of 2022.

The company is also behind a planned 16-story building at 98-81 Queens Blvd. in Rego Park that would require the demolition of a popular synagogue and diner with beloved architectural details.

RJ Capital Holdings filed an application for the Rego Park building in June, however the plan will have to go through the city’s land use review process and be approved by city officials before construction can begin.

Planet Fitness has other locations in Queens including gyms in Long Island City, Jamaica, Jackson Heights, Ridgewood, Howard Beach and Astoria.

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Natalie Kasday

This is great. I’m joining Planet Fitness in Great Neck .. about a 6 mile ride. When the gym comes here .. I’ll be able to take the Jewel Ave bus to Queens Blvd. & walk over…

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Ross Sara

What small businesses? That area was KeyFood, Charles Schwab, and a Chevrolet Dealership. Which small businesses were impacted by this?

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Sara Ross

Downsides : got rid of small businesses to make more residences which will lead to more overcrowded trains. Also for their other project getting rid of Tower Diner. I hope these greedy developers find a place in the area for the diner. Upside: getting rid of the temple where Trylon Theater used to be.

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