LeFrak has returned to its roots and revealed their new $70 million redesign of LeFrak City in Corona, Queens. The renovation takes their master-planned community that the company founded in 1962 to the next generation. The $70 million reinvestment, which began in 2012 and was mater-planned by Rosen Johnson Architects, includes substantial infrastructure and amenity upgrades to the mega-development including improvements to building lobbies and corridors, green initiatives including solar panels for energy conservation, brand-new parking decks and lighting, apartment upgrades, as well as infrastructure work to the building’s facades, roofs, and boilers. The renovation also addressed the amenities and outdoor spaces where extensive landscaping by Matthew Nielsen Landscape Architects has revitalized the community’s courtyards and grounds. The major revamp of the shared outdoor amenities and recreational facilities includes a new resident-only pool, soccer field, tennis court and basketball court, putting green, games tables including ping pong and foosball, picnic tables, and playgrounds. LeFrak City consists of twenty 16-story residential buildings that house approximately 15,000 residents in 4,600 units.