Permits Filed: 10-74 Beach 22nd Street, Far Rockaway Hotel

10-74 Beach 22nd Street, image via Google Maps10-74 Beach 22nd Street, image via Google Maps

As the city gears up to rezone downtown Far Rockaway, one developer is trying to work with the zoning that already exists. Builder Surjeet Kaur filed plans to put up a two-story hotel at 10-74 Beach 22nd Street, right next to the Far Rockaway-Mott Avenue stop on the A, where the elevated subway line ends in Queens.

Applications submitted to the Department of Buildings earlier this month call for 72 rooms on a wedge-shaped lot between Beach 21st and 22nd streets, Mott Avenue, and Cornaga Avenue. With only 13,636 square feet of commercial space, a typical room in the hotel would measure just 189 square feet.

There would be 10 rooms in the subcellar, 12 rooms and a breakfast area in the cellar, and 25 rooms on each of the first and second floors. The subcellar level would also include a few basic amenities, like an gym, laundry rooms, and meeting rooms.  Travelers would be able to park in a little five-space parking lot.

The 13,700-square-foot plot is zoned for heavy commercial and manufacturing uses—mainly auto shops and gas stations—and a hotel is one of the few profitable kinds of construction that can rise here. When the city rezones this area, the zoning will likely be changed to allow new, mixed-use development with apartments and retail.

Jamaica-based architect Manish Savani applied for the permits.

The site, which currently has a small garage and an office building, last changed hands in March for $900,000.

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2 Comments on "Permits Filed: 10-74 Beach 22nd Street, Far Rockaway Hotel"

  1. With buildings along the city into the works, wheel of construction lift heavy commercial at a stretch.

  2. They must be crazy to put an hotel there they need to build homes for the homeless everyone always worrying about making a buck i know how the jews all of a sudden is buying up all these properties

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