An 11-story, mixed-use building may rise along a busy six-lane stretch of Queens Boulevard in Kew Gardens, across the street from Queens Borough Hall and Criminal Court. A New Jersey-based builder has filed applications for a development with apartments, commercial and community facility space at 124-22 Queens Boulevard, between 82nd Avenue and 82nd Road.
The 120-foot-tall building would host 17,027 square feet of retail on the first three floors, followed by 5,480 square feet of medical offices on the fourth floor. The remaining stories will have 28 apartments divided across 23,196 square feet of residential space, yielding an average, 828-square-foot unit. Four apartments a piece will take up the fifth through 11th floors. The apartments are likely rentals, but they could also be small condos.
There will be 10 parking spots in the cellar, as well as 14 bike storage spaces.
This project benefits from C4-4 zoning along Queens Boulevard, which encourages medium-density buildings with a combination of retail and residential, and offers a bonus for community facility space.
Mao Hua Dong, doing business as an LLC based in Linden, N.J., is the developer, and Flushing-based Chang Hwa Tan applied for the permit.
The 7,600-square-foot property last changed hands in June for $6,500,000. It’s currently home to a single-story commercial building.