As the new Hunters Point Library nears completion, another new library in Queens is open to the public. On Tuesday, the Elmhurst Community Library, a branch of the Queens Library, opened its doors.
A new mixed-use development is coming to Roosevelt Avenue in western Queens, which divides Elmhurst from Jackson Heights. The seven-story project would replace a collection of small shops and restaurants at 77-02 Roosevelt Avenue, on the corner of 77th Street and in the shadow of the elevated 7 train.
TVG Partners has filed applications for a two-story, 107,115-square-foot storage building at 75-28 Queens Boulevard, located between Kneeland and Jacobus streets in Elmhurst. The commercial building will feature storage space across two below-grade levels as well as both above-grade floors. It’s unclear what exactly will utilize the 30-foot-tall facility, although a self-storage business is most likely. The project will come with four off-street parking spaces, four loading berths, and accessory office space. Frank G. Relf’s Long Island-based firm is the architect of record. The 38,549-square-foot site is occupied by a single-story commercial building. Demolition permits have not been filed.
An anonymous Woodside-based LLC has filed applications for a four-story, eight-unit mixed-use building at 69-12 Woodside Avenue in Elmhurst. The project will measure 16,672 square feet, including 2,849 square feet of medical offices on the ground floor. The residential units in the rest of the building should average 890 square feet apiece. There will also be seven off-street parking spaces, six of which will be housed in an underground garage. Hui Zeng’s Bayside-based ABC Engineering is the applicant of record. The 50-foot-wide, 6,099-square-foot lot is occupied by a two-story townhouse. Demolition permits were filed in March.
The growing Latino and Asian immigrant population in Elmhurst is fueling a construction boom in the central Queens neighborhood. The latest evidence: an application for a new apartment building at 87-12 58th Avenue, near the Woodhaven Boulevard stop on the M and R trains.