Second Phase of Sales Launches at Astoria Lights Renovation
RockFarmer Properties’ Astoria Lights has officially launched sales for the project’s second phase. Originally constructed in 1929, the 167-unit pre-war co-op building has been reimagined to offer a bulk of available renovated co-op units for sales.
All of the 58 available units available in Phase One were completely sold out five years ago. There are 38 remaining available units to be released for sale in Phase Two.
“Astoria and surrounding neighborhoods like Jackson Heights and Sunnyside are dominated by these beautiful pre-war buildings that have great bones but unfortunately haven’t been upgraded or amenitized,” said George Michelis, RockFarmer managing principal.
“At Astoria Lights we recognized the opportunity to breathe new life into a building that already features great layouts and an incredible location,” he added. “We are really meeting the market and what today’s buyers are looking for.”
The development is on track for its anticipated full completion in 2020.
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