New York – The construction financing follows an initial $38 million acquisition loan provided by Madison Realty in December 2013, which brings the total financing package from MRC to $70 million.
New York – Madison Realty Capital (MRC) has closed a $32 million construction loan for a mixed-use project at the former 266,322-square-foot St. John’s Queens Hospital, located in the Elmhurst neighborhood of Queens. The construction financing follows an initial $38 million acquisition loan provided by MRC in December 2013, which brings the total financing package from MRC to $70 million. The property allows for 148,109 square feet of residential space and 118,213 square feet of commercial and community space. Once redeveloped, the project will offer retail space and 144 residential units. Additionally, the purchaser acquired the four-story, 89,601-square-foot parking garage located behind the hospital building, which offers 290 parking spaces and direct access from Queens Boulevard. After the $38 million acquisition loan closed, MRC offered a conditional commitment to fund the remaining renovation of the property once the borrower received approvals on all building plans. St. John’s Queens Hospital has been closed since the hospital’s operator filed for bankruptcy in 2009.
— Amy Bigley Works