The New York City Council recently voted to approve rezoning as part of the Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP) process for 30-02 Newtown Avenue in Astoria, Queens. Originally zoned R7A, the property has since been up zoned to R8A with a 7.2 floor area ratio. MEDREP Associates LLC is listed as the owner with Jacob Entel of Nexjen Real Estate as the representative in the ULURP process.
Development plans for the transit-oriented lot comprise an 11-story mixed-use building yielding 112,000 square feet and holding 102 rental units. In addition to some affordable housing units, 30-02 Newtown Avenue will have 8,400 square feet of retail, a 30-vehicle garage, and a community facility space.
Although the renderings provided by Gerald J. Caliendo Architects are purely illustrative, it does show the capacity for a mid-rise building with several ground-floor commercial tenants and a garage with access along 30th Street. The corner lot provides bountiful light and opportunity for outdoor space across several elevations.
30-02 Newtown Avenue is steps away from the 30th Avenue subway station, serviced by the N and W trains.
Construction permits have not been filed yet and no estimated completion date has been announced.