Since the city rezoned Dutch Kills, a little subdistrict of Long Island City, in 2008, new apartment buildings have begun to replace aging factories and little brick houses. YIMBY has the reveal for the latest new project planned in the neighborhood, a seven-story condo at 31-12 38th Avenue, between 32nd Street and the elevated N/Q tracks.
The 18-unit building will have a relatively subdued brick facade, but the unevenly spaced windows seem like an odd choice. PTAC units will also be shoved beneath the windows, marring the exterior and raising residents’ energy bills. The project will host 13,490 square feet of residential space, and average units will measure only 750 square feet. That’s pretty small for condos, and signals that the apartments will consist mostly of studios and one-bedrooms.
A 2,500-square-foot commercial space on the ground floor will house photo and movie studios, topped by three to four apartments per floor through the fifth, two units on the sixth, and a penthouse duplex.
There will be parking for a single car on the first floor and eight spaces in the cellar, which is the minimum required by zoning.
Several apartments on the third through sixth floors will get balconies, and the other condo owners will have access to a shared roof deck.