Permits have been filed for two five-story residential buildings at 88-30 and 88-34 54th Avenue in Elmhurst, Queens. The sites sits four blocks away from the Grand Avenue-Newton Subway Station, serviced by the E, M, and R trains. The 440,000 square foot Queens Place Mall is also only two blocks away, designed by SOM Architects, and completed in 1965. Xiu Qin Shi will develop 88-30, and Bi Jin Huang will be responsible for the development of 88-34.
The two structures yield 14,180 square feet of total area, creating 14 apartments. Units will average 704 square feet apiece, indicating rentals. The first floors will have combined capacity for four parking spaces and two apartments. A duplex unit will top off the buildings. Tenants will have access to laundry room and accessory storage within the cellar.
Tan Architects will be responsible for the design.
Demolition permits were filed for both sites in late October. The estimated completion date has not been announced.