Permits have been filed for a five-story residential building at 12-22 Astoria Boulevard in Astoria, Queens. The site is four blocks away from Hallets Cove Playground and an accompanying ferry terminal, serviced by the NYC Astoria line. Ten blocks away is the 30th Avenue subway station, serviced by the N and W trains. Brett Harris of AKI Development will be responsible for the project.
The 49-foot tall structure will yield 18,000 square feet, with 9,700 square feet dedicated to residential use, and 200 square feet for commercial use. Ten apartments will be created, averaging 970 square feet apiece, which could indicate rentals or condominiums. Residents will have access to storage, a lobby, and an indoor recreational room on the first floor.
The building will include a plethora of amenities, including a fitness studio, private outdoor terrace for every unit, private storage, a curated art program, and a rooftop deck. The Penthouse unit will include an outdoor kitchen and a folding-door window wall that opens up the living room to the outdoor terrace, creating a large space for hosting.
Angelo NG + Anthony NG Architect will be responsible for the design.
The site had been occupied by a hardware store, which burned down in a tragic fire in the summer of 2001. The event caused the death of three firefighters.