Brooklyn-based Austin Prop LLC has filed applications for a seven-story, 21-unit mixed-use building at 71-53 Austin Street, in Forest Hills. The project would encompass 27,878 square feet and rise 70 feet in height. Plans call for 6,032 square feet of ground-floor retail space, followed by 21 residential units across the second through seventh floors. The apartments should average 1,040 square feet apiece, which means either condominiums or rentals could be in the works. Brooklyn-based Colkitt Architecture is the architect of record. The 4,965-square-foot assemblage is currently vacant. The developer originally planned a 12,000-square-foot commercial building, with a ProHealth urgent care medical facility, when the site was acquired in early 2016.
In April 2016, Forest Hills Scenery Family LLC filed applications for three two-story, two-family houses at 65-17 through 65-21 110th Street, in Forest Hills. Those plans never came to fruition, and now the same property owner is filing plans for two three-story, three-unit residential buildings, in addition to a two-story, two-family building, at the same site.
RJ Capital Holdings is planning to develop an eight-story, 136,000-square-foot commercial building at 107-02 Queens Boulevard, located on the corner of 70th Avenue in Forest Hills.
The New York City School Construction Authority (SCA) has filed applications for a four-story, 51,870-square-foot expansion of P.S. 144 Col. Jeromus Remsen at 93-02 69th Avenue, in Forest Hills. The 70-foot-tall structure will feature a cafeteria in the cellar, and classrooms on the ground through fourth floors. Administrative offices will be located on the ground floor. Midtown South-based Urbahn Architects is the architect of record. The expansion will be located at 69-20 Juno Street, likely where the school’s playground currently is. The SCA also recently filed for expansions at public schools in North Corona and Gowanus.
The city’s School Construction Authority has filed applications to expand the Academy for Excellence Through the Arts campus (AEA/P.S. Q303), at 108-55 69th Avenue, in northern Forest Hills, located six blocks north of the Forest Hills-71st Av stop on the E/F/M/R trains. A new two-story, 60,065-square-foot school will be built on the site’s eastern end at 68-60 110th Street. The cellar level will host classrooms, a gymnasium, an auditorium, a cafeteria, and storage space, followed by more classrooms, a library, and addition storage space on the ground floor. The second floor will host administrative offices, classrooms, and additional storage space. Edgar Rawlings’ Lower East Side-based Rawlings Architects will be designing the building.