Ron Zeff of Carmel Partners and a render of the LIC project (Getty Images, Carmel Partners, Privcap)

Ron Zeff’s Carmel Partners has secured a large loan for its planned 66-story residential tower in Long Island City.

The San Francisco-based developer got $364.8 million of Wells Fargo for its development site at 43-30 and 43-16 24th Street in Queens, according to property records filed Wednesday.

Carmel bought the Court Square site from Stawski Partners in March for $200 million, the second-highest amount ever paid for a development site in Queens. Only TF Cornerstone’s 2018 $285 million acquisition of a site in the Hunter’s Point area was more costly.

It was planned at the time of acquisition that Carmel would construct a 900-unit apartment building on the site. The development site qualified for the since-expired 421a tax abatement.

It was not immediately clear whether Carmel’s plans for the site had changed since March. The developer did not immediately comment on Wednesday.

Stawski, who began assembling the development site in 1994, filed plans in 2016 for a 66-story residential tower covering more than 850,000 square feet. The site is just on the edge of the Court Square area which was part of a rezoning in 2001 to allow high rises. The rezoning did not allow buildings taller than five stories west of the tower, preserving the expected views of Manhattan.

Carmel was occupied elsewhere in the city. It acquired a development site on the Upper East Side in January for $74 million. The developer has filed plans to demolish buildings at 1487 First Avenue and 356 East 78th Street to make way for a 24-story, 209,000 square foot project. It would include 94 residential units and over 7,000 square feet of ground floor retail.