The quiet, working class neighborhood of East Elmhurst may get another new residential building, after an affordable developer filed plans for a seven-story development last week. Now applications have surfaced for a six-story mixed-use project at 32-65 107th Street, a block east of last week’s permits.
The building will rise at the corner of Northern Boulevard, replacing an auto body shop. The ground floor will have 3,077 square feet of retail, divided between four different shops. Apartments will be stacked on top, with four units per floor. There will be 20 apartments spread across 20,056 square feet of residential space, for nicely sized units measuring just over 1,000 square feet.
Amenities include “residential accessory space” and laundry in the cellar and recreation space on the first floor. The development will also have parking for two cars, which is less than zoning typically requires. But there may be surface parking for more cars that isn’t listed on the permit. Normally, city rules would mandate that this developer build 10 parking spaces for 20 apartments.
This project also appears to be market-rate, and it will provide more housing in one of the most affordable corners of Queens.
Flushing-based Lu Ning Architecture applied for the permits, and the developer is Qin Li, of Flushing-based Triple 8 Real Properties.
Triple 8 scooped up the 8,300-square-foot development site for $3,880,000 in June, paying a pricey $156 for each buildable square foot.