Brooklyn-based Austin Prop LLC has filed applications for a seven-story, 21-unit mixed-use building at 71-53 Austin Street, in Forest Hills. The project would encompass 27,878 square feet and rise 70 feet in height. Plans call for 6,032 square feet of ground-floor retail space, followed by 21 residential units across the second through seventh floors. The apartments should average 1,040 square feet apiece, which means either condominiums or rentals could be in the works. Brooklyn-based Colkitt Architecture is the architect of record. The 4,965-square-foot assemblage is currently vacant. The developer originally planned a 12,000-square-foot commercial building, with a ProHealth urgent care medical facility, when the site was acquired in early 2016.
71-53 Austin Street
The Jackson Group and A&H Acquisitions have sold the 1,630 square-foot development site at 71-53 Austin Street, in Forest Hills, to Austin Prop LLC for $8.7 million. According to Commercial Observer, the Little Neck-based investor plans to build a commercial building with a ProHealth urgent care medical facility. The vacant site can accommodate a new development of up to 20,000 square feet, although it appears a 12,000 square-foot building is planned. ProHealth signed a lease to occupy 75 percent of the project back in 2013. The site is located three blocks from the Forest Hills – 71st Avenue stop on the E, F, M, and R trains.