The residential building at 31-43 Vernon Boulevard, on the East River waterfront in Queens, has risen to its second level. The project, known as Vernon Tower, is designed by PACS Architecture and developed by Michael Heletz of Vernon Tower LLC. The grey and white, panel-clad building will rise directly from the sidewalk to the pinnacle, with two-story setbacks at the corners. 1,409 square feet of retail will activate the ground level facing Vernon Boulevard.
In May of 2015, YIMBY revealed renderings of the first building to be constructed at Hallets Point, the seven-building, 2,404-unit mega-development planned in western Astoria. Later that summer, we reported on the building’s applications, which call for a 22-story, 224-unit residential building with a 25,350 square-foot supermarket at 26-01 1st Street. Now, the Durst Organization is planning, on Thursday, to hold a groundbreaking ceremony for the building, according to DNAinfo. The Dattner Architects-designed structure will encompass 520,913 square feet in total, 368,745 square feet of which will be residential space. Completion of 26-01 1st Street is expected in 2017.
Eleftherios Malliakas, doing business as Rados Realty LLC, has filed applications for a six-story, nine-unit mixed-use building at 30-41 31st Street, in central Astoria, located underneath the 30th Avenue stop on the N and Q trains. The structure will measure 7,772 square feet in total and includes 1,160 and 600 square feet of health care facility and retail space, respectively, on the ground floor. Residential units will begin on the second floor and average a rental-sized 668 square feet apiece. New Jersey-based T.F. Cusanelli & Filletti Architects is the applicant of record. An existing three-story townhouse must first be demolished.
Ravi Patel, doing business as a Long Island-based LLC, has filed applications for a six-story, 14-unit residential building at 9-24 Main Avenue, in western Astoria, located two blocks in from the East River. The project will measure 11,990 square feet in total, which means units will average 856 square feet apiece. The residences will begin on the second floor and an indoor recreational facility will be located on the ground level. Queens-based Gerald Caliendo is the architect of record, and an existing two-story brick house must first be demolished.
In mid-2014, YIMBY reported on applications for a 13-story, 24-unit mixed-use building at 32-06 Astoria Boulevard, in central Astoria, located a stone’s throw away from the N/Q trains’ stop on the same street. Lambros Houliaras, head of Astoria-based Double T Corp., recently scaled down the project and is now planning a six-story, 27-unit building. The 26,016 square-foot structure would include 4,273 and 743 square feet of retail and medical offices, respectively, on the ground floor. Beginning on the second floor, residential units would average a rental-sized 778 square feet apiece. The building will feature a rooftop terrace, and Long Island-based Constantine Efstathiou is the architect of record.