Full-service real estate firm Dynamic Star recently received unanimous approval from the New York City Council to facilitate the launch of their ambitious new project, Opus Point, a new office building to be located at 23-10 Queens Plaza South. Comprising 400,000 leasable square feet, the 26-story building will be the healthiest building in Long Island City. Dynamic Star and its design partners are designing Opus Point consistent with the WELL Building Standard, developed by the International WELL Building Institute. Future tenants will enjoy 360-degree views, flexible, clean, and modern spaces, and extensive amenities for both tenants and the public.
Opus Point – LIC’s First WELL | Certified Office Building
Opus Point will promote the health and wellness of its tenants. Dynamic Star believes a healthy work environment plus a rich mix of tenant and public amenities are essential for employees’ productivity and overall well-being. They also want to be a good neighbor and contribute to the vibrant Long Island City neighborhood.
Significant building elements include:
- Floor plates of approximately 8,250, 14,350, 19,755, and 33,650 leasable sq. ft., designed to accommodate a variety of tenant needs, along with shared conference spaces and landscaped terraces;
- Anchor tenant may advertise their business via an illuminated rooftop sign;
- Operable windows on select floors, fresh air-based ventilation system, enhanced filtration, UV air treatment, moisture and humidity management and control, and touchless building systems, including doors and elevators;
- Lushly landscaped roof garden featuring meeting, dining, and passive tenant recreation spaces with spectacular NYC skyline views;
- Indoor employee recreation space, including a half basketball court and fitness center;
- Ample indoor bicycle parking;
- Raised and lushly landscaped public rooftop space with public WiFi;
- Youth programming space and cultural space for local not-for-profit arts organizations.
Opus Point’s transit- and pedestrian-oriented location is optimal for today’s hybrid work environment, as employees seek employment closer to where they live. The property is surrounded by seven subway lines serving four stations and is at the foot of DOT’s proposed new Queensboro Bridge pedestrian walkway.
Office tenants will enjoy a host of top amenities, including an 8,000 sq. ft. fitness center and a half-court basketball on the lower ground floor as well as a 14,000 sq. ft. roof garden with outdoor games and a putting green surrounding a 6,000 sq. ft. wellness space. The top floor will feature an approximately 4,000 sq. ft. conference space and landscaped terrace.
Dynamic Star shared that the retail tenant mix will include an incubator market on the lower and main ground floors, which aims to attract local- and Queens-based chefs, artists, and craft makers using percentage leases in lieu of traditional rents. The market space will be connected to an approximately 2,600 sq. ft. public landscaped fifth-floor terrace. A restaurant and bar with outdoor seating are also programmed for the fifth floor roof. Larger retail tenants programmed for the lower and main ground floors could include an organic grocery store, restaurants, and a café. A youth program center and a 2,400 sq. ft. public arts and cultural community space will round out the lower ground floor uses.
Additionally, a public exhibit dedicated to the Eagle Electric Manufacturing Company will be located adjacent to the lobby, according to Dynamic Star.
Dynamic Star is thrilled to move forward in bringing Opus Point to life.
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