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Consigli and Grubb Properties Celebrate Topping Out of Link Apartments℠ QPN, 25-01 Queens Plaza North

LONG ISLAND CITY, NY – On May 2, Consigli Construction Co., Inc. joined Grubb Properties and Handel Architects to celebrate the topping out of Link Apartments℠ QPN, 25-01 Queens Plaza North, a 371,000 sq. ft. 28-story mixed-use building in Long Island City. 

Once complete, the project will deliver 417 residential units, 30% of which will be affordable, amenity spaces and 7,000 sq. ft. of ground floor commercial space. Prior to the start of construction, existing buildings were abated and demolished in this tight urban setting. 

“Link Apartments℠ QPN will be the first Grubb Properties apartment community to open in New York, making this milestone especially meaningful,” said Clay Grubb, CEO, Grubb Properties. “This project not only provides New York with much-needed essential housing but also improves transit accessibility.”

The project is located adjacent to the Metropolitan Transit Authority’s (MTA) Queensboro Plaza subway station and will provide direct access to the station through a new, fully accessible entrance to the station, pedestrian bridge connection and the installation of an additional elevator. The construction team has closely coordinated with the MTA and taken significant steps to ensure public safety, mitigate disruptions, and avoid pedestrian and traffic congestion.

“Today’s milestone, and Consigli’s continued partnership with Grubb Properties, is representative of our commitment to delivering impactful projects for residents and families throughout New York City,” said Doug Renna, Consigli Construction Co., Inc. Executive Vice President of Pre-Construction Services – NYC Metro Region. “Link Apartments℠ QPN will help meet the housing and accessible transit needs of the Long Island City community, and we are grateful to our partners for their hard work and dedication to this important project.”

“We’re thrilled to be working with Grubb Properties on Link Apartments℠ QPN in Long Island City, bringing over 400 units to this vital area, 30% of which will be affordable,” said Frank Fusaro, partner at Handel Architects. “We drew inspiration for the design from the industrial feel of the waterfront warehouse structures that previously lined the Queens waterfront, expressed here in Ironspot brick and varied fenestration pattern. Residents will enjoy top-line amenities including indoor and outdoor spaces for coworking and lounging as well as fitness and wellness facilities including a swimming pool that enjoys views of the city skyline.” 

The infrastructure upgrades are made possible through the MTA’s Zoning for Accessibility (ZFA) program, which enables the MTA to leverage private developers to incorporate future station accessibility projects in proposed developments. To date, Link Apartments℠ QPN is one of just five ZFA projects that will make adjacent subway stations more accessible and is the first of its kind in the Queens borough. 

More photos from the event can be found here


About Consigli Construction Co., Inc.

Consigli Construction Co., Inc. is a leading construction manager in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic. Consigli services clients across all markets, including academic, healthcare, life sciences, institutional, energy, corporate and federal. Founded in 1905, Consigli is now a 100% employee-owned (ESOP) company, providing its people a direct benefit of its success and creating a culture of accountability. The company has offices in Massachusetts, Washington, D.C., Maine, Connecticut, New York, North Carolina, New Hampshire and the Caribbean. Consigli has received numerous awards for its craftsmanship and employment practices, including consistent national recognition as a Forbes Best Employer. 
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About Grubb Properties

Grubb Properties, founded in 1963, is a vertically integrated real estate company focused on the Essential Housing space through its Link Apartments℠ brand. The company targets residents in the middle of the income spectrum, directly addressing a growing crisis for essential housing, while providing residents with exceptional living spaces. Grubb Properties maintains a long-term perspective and its careful and measured approach to real estate investment has delivered resilient and impressive returns. Grubb Properties has received numerous sustainability designations and recognitions, and undergoes annual ESG assessments through GRESB. For more information, visit

Grubb Properties’ CEO Clay Grubb is the author of the book “Creating the Urban Dream: Tackling the Affordable Housing Crisis with Compassion.”

About Handel Architects

Handel Architects began in 1994 with a commitment to making cities better places to live. With more than 160 architects, interior designers, planners, and support staff, the firm is working on projects globally from offices in New York City, Boston, Denver, San Francisco, and Hong Kong. The firm’s work is regularly featured in architectural journals and design publications, and clients range from private developers to publicly funded organizations to institutional and not-for-profit groups. 

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