Last week brought Queens applications for three more two-family building projects, further steadying the stream of small scale housing development in the relatively suburban outer borough. Small projects like these haven’t been a popular form of new housing since the mid-2000’s, but they are penciling out for local developers post recession.
The first filing calls for a two-story, two-unit building measuring 2,090 square feet at 44-19 64th Street, in southern Woodside off Queens Boulevard. Property owner Yi Jian Lin is developing the vacant lot, and Emily Lin’s Lin + Associate Architects is designing. The adjacent 2,300 square-foot townhouse (at No. 44-17) is also slated to undergo a renovation; it currently houses two apartments.
Eastward past Flushing, property owner Xiao Mei Liu filed applications for a two-story, two-unit building measuring a spacious 2,620 square feet at 34-35 200th Street, in northern Auburndale. The 1.5-story, single-family house must first be demolished, and Lu Ning Architecture is designing.
At the border of Nassau County, property owner Michael Abraham filed an application at 256-11 60th Avenue, in Little Neck, for a two-story, two-unit building measuring 2,480 square feet. Gerald Caliendo is designing, and a single-story home must be removed.