The 17-story building at 108-11 Queens Blvd. was initially slated to have 100 units of one-bedrooms and two-bedrooms, varying in size from about 800 to 1,200 square feet, Anthony Colletti, chief operating officer at developer Cord Meyer said.
But the company received so many phone calls from people seeking three-bedroom apartments in the building that will be called The Aston that the developer decided to modify the plans to include about half a dozen of the units in the building.
The 97-apartment building with elements of Art Deco architecture, a gym and a rooftop garden for residents should be completed in October, Colletti said, after builders initially aimed to finish it last month.
Sales on the homes large enough for locals with growing families are set to begin in September.
"We could have people moving in this year," Colletti said.
The prices of the apartments have not yet been released, but “there is a lot of interest [in the building]," the developer's representative said.