This 45,000 sf lower ground floor space has 16' ceilings and 2 interior loading platforms. The triple ground floor building is fireproof and sprinklered. Located in Maspeth, the site provides quick access to the Long Island and Brooklyn Queens Expressways.
The area known today as Maspeth was chartered by Dutch and English settlers in the mid-17th century. The name "Maspeth" is derived from the name of Mespeatches Indians, one of the 13 main Indian tribes that inhabited Long Island.
The Grand Street Bridge carries Grand Street (Brooklyn) eastward across English Kills from Williamsburg where it becomes Grand Avenue, Maspeth's main street for dining and business. Single home houses and multiple dwelling homes make up most of Maspeth's residential uses, except for the co-ops on 65th Place, also known as The Plateau.
Maspeth's industrial sector lies primarily between 43rd Street through 58th Street, which includes the former Furman Island. The area is primarily accessed via the Brooklyn Queens Expressway and Long Island Expressway. Freight also moves along the active rail siding of the Long Island Railroad and a new West Maspeth rail freight station has been proposed in connection with a Cross-Harbor Rail Tunnel to diminish truck traffic across New York City.
M1 districts range from the Garment District in Manhattan, with its multistory lofts, to parts of Red Hook and College Point with many one or two-story warehouses studded with loading bays. The M1 district is often a buffer between M2 or M3 districts and adjacent residential or commercial districts.
Light industries typically found in M1 areas include knitting mills, printing plants, woodworking shops, auto storage and repair shops, and wholesale service and storage facilities. In theory, nearly all industries uses can locate in M1 areas if they meet the more stringent M1 performance standards. Offices and most retail uses are also permitted. Certain community facilities, such as hospitals, are allowed in M1 districts only by special permit, but houses of worship are allowed as-of-right.
Floor area ratios in M1 districts range from 1.0 to 10.0 and building height and setbacks are controlled by sky exposure planes which may be penetrated by towers in certain districts. New industrial buildings are usually low-rise structures that fit within sky exposure planes. Except along district boundaries, no side yards are required. Rear yards at least 20 feet deep are usually required, except within 100 feet of a corner.