Most of the big news about landmarked sites comes from Brooklyn and Manhattan. There isn’t much in Queens that makes headlines; for example, only two of the 26 sites designated from the Landmarks Preservation Commission’s 95-item backlog were in Queens County. Today, however, we have news about a landmarked park in Jamaica.
Small rental and condo projects are slowly reshaping the prewar streets of Astoria. Today we have a look at a rental development under construction at 37-14 31st Avenue, between 37th and 38th streets.
An anonymous College Point-based company has filed applications for a four-story, 10-unit mixed-use building at 25-62 97th Street, located on the corner of Astoria Boulevard in East Elmhurst. The project will measure 11,876 square feet. There will be medical office space in the cellar and 4,286 square feet of retail space on the ground floor. The residential units will be located across the second through fourth floors and should average 759 square feet apiece, indicative of rentals. Roslyn, N.Y.-based CNA Builders & Consultant Corp. is the applicant of record. The 6,308-square-foot lot was occupied by a single-story house until June of 2016, when the structure was demolished.
An anonymous College Point-based LLC has filed applications for a three-story, two-unit mixed-use building at 18-15 College Point Boulevard, in College Point. The project will measure 5,000 square feet. There will be 1,055 square feet of retail and 950 square feet of medical office space on the ground floor. The two floors above will contain two full-floor residential units. The apartments should average a family-sized 1,473 square feet apiece. Benjamin B. Lam’s Queens-based Lam & Lam Engineering is the applicant of record. The 2,500-square-foot plot was occupied by a three-story building until August of last year, when a fire forced the structure to be demolished.
An Elmhurst-based property owner has filed applications for a four-story, 10-unit residential project at 40-43 68th Street, in Woodside. The new building will measure 9,632 square feet and its residential units should average 749 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. There will be seven off-street parking spaces behind the building. Chang Hwa Tan’s Flushing-based firm is the architect of record. The 4,000-square-foot lot is occupied by a two-story house. Demolition permits have not been filed at this time.