An anonymous Bronx-based LLC has filed applications to redevelop the severely dilapidated three-story commercial structure at 15-20 Central Avenue, in Far Rockaway, into a five-story school building. The redevelopment will incorporate the stand-alone four-story structure that exists behind the three-story building. The project will encompass 75,440 square feet and will rise 62 feet above street level. The school, which will likely be private, will have a gymnasium, cafeteria, administrative offices, classrooms, and conference rooms. William Leung’s Financial District-based architecture firm is the architect of record.
Jamaica-based A&I Developers Inc. has filed applications for a pair of three-story, five-unit residential buildings at 21-17 and 21-19 Birdsall Avenue in Far Rockaway. The buildings will measure 5,993 square feet each and, between them, the total of 10 residential units should average 903 square feet apiece, indicative of family-sized apartments. There will be a total six off-street parking spaces, all located indoors. Barry J. Bank’s Kew Gardens-based engineering firm is the applicant of record. The 50-foot-wide, 6,750-square-foot property is vacant. The Far Rockaway-Mott Avenue stop on the A train, as well as the neighborhood’s Long Island Rail Road station, are three blocks away.
The New York City Department of Design and Construction (DDC) has filed applications for a new two-story, 31,779-square-foot Queens Library at Far Rockaway. The new building will be built on the site of the existing, single-story library branch, at 16-37 Central Avenue. The facility will feature a circulation and information center, meeting rooms, a business center, and individual children, teen, and adult sections. Snøhetta will be designing the project. The 25,877-square-foot site is located at the corner of Mott Avenue, three blocks from the Far Rockaway-Mott Avenue stop on the A train. Demolition permits have not been filed for the existing library.
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.
Long Island-based Collier Realty has filed applications for six two-story, two-family houses, two between 434-436 Beach 29th Street and four between 429-437 Beach 28th Street, in the Wave Crest section of Far Rockaway, Queens. The Beach 29th Street buildings will measure 3,520 square feet each, and their full-floor units should average 1,173 square feet apiece. The Beach 28th Street buildings will measure 3,300 square feet each, and their full-floor units should average 1,100 square feet apiece. Long Island-based Shahriar Afshari is the applicant of record. The block-thru development plot, located two blocks south of the Beach 25th Street stop on the A train, is currently vacant.