Queens is getting greener with a new 55,000 s/f green roof atop a Flushing luxury condo.
The 448-unit Skyview Park Development at 40-28 College Point Boulevard teamed up with Blondie’s Treehouse to create one of Queen’s largest green roofs. The green roof made of sedum plants was installed in phases between February and March.
According to Blondie’s, the green roof will provide the community with several benefits including lower temperatures, reducing storm water runoff, and increasing property values.
Blondie’s CEO Howard K. Freilech said their new multi-level green roof, combined with the ground level park and other green amenities creates a “cascading waterfall of vibrant green.”He added, “The green roof, perhaps the most visible exterior feature of this gleaming new luxury development, is symbolic of the improvements to the neighborhood.
“The success of this project has already led to further investment in the surrounding area and infrastructure plans pointing toward a bright new future for Flushing.”
Blondie’s said they could not disclose the pricing for the Skyview Parc green roof, but pointed out that it had an impact on sales in the building.
“The relationship between the glitzy, upscale amenities like the green roof and the records in sales is impossible to miss,” Freilech said. “The green roof is a benefit not only to the residents and the environment at large, but as an effective sales tool for developers and marketers as well.