Developers have been busy in Astoria recently, and last Friday, applications were filed for two five-story residential buildings near the 30th Avenue N/Q stop.
The larger of the two projects will rise at 30-11 12th Street, a block west of the East River. Plans call for 38 apartments divided across 31,743 square feet of residential space, for average units of 835 square feet. The first floor would have five units, followed by 10 each on the second and third floors, seven on the fourth and five on the fifth floor.
The development would have storage and recreation space in the cellar and a shared terrace on the fourth floor. There would be parking for 24 cars on the first floor, which is slightly more than zoning requires in this neighborhood. The building also comes close to maxing out the allowed density on this lot, where zoning caps maximum heights at just 50 feet.
A three-story warehouse fills the property between 30th Avenue and 30th Road, which is just around the corner from Astoria Houses and Socrates Sculpture Park.
The developer is Antonios Fiorentinos, based a few blocks south on Broadway, and he’s hired Dumbo-based RSVP Architecture Studio to handle the design. Fiorentinos picked up the 17,350-square-foot property for $2,300,000 in 2010, paying roughly $66 for each buildable square foot.
The second project is headed for 31-10 28th Road, steps from the rattle of the elevated subway tracks and two blocks north of the 30th Avenue stop on the Broadway line. The five-story building would have 18 apartments and 12,693 square feet of residential space.
The project will also include just enough parking to satisfy city requirements—six spots in the cellar and another three in a lot next door.
Flushing-based Karl Alajajian is the developer, and T.F. Cusanelli and Filletti Architects are the architects of record. A squat two-story house has sat on the 20-foot-wide lot since the 1920s, and plans have already been filed to demolish it.
The 2,000-square-foot property last changed hands for $3,000,000 in April.