The Asian Americans for Equality Community Development Fund (AAFE CDF) has filed applications for a seven-story, 88,749-square-foot mixed-use commercial building at 133-04 39th Avenue, located at the corner of College Point Boulevard in downtown Flushing. The new building will feature retail space on the ground floor, followed by 18,142 square feet of non-profit community facility space on the second, third, and fifth floors, and office space on the fourth, sixth, and seventh floors. The retail and office space will add up to 42,986 square feet. A 72-car parking garage will be located underground. Midtown East-based JCJ Architecture is the architect of record. The 13,388-square-foot property is currently occupied by a single-story commercial building. Demolition permits were filed in April. The Flushing-Main Street stop on the 7 train is two blocks away.
Property owner Kevin Yang, doing business as an anonymous Whitestone-based LLC, has filed applications for a six-story, 12-unit residential building at 140-20 Cherry Avenue, located on the southern end of downtown Flushing. It will measure 9,281 square feet and its residential units should average 700 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. Amenities include laundry facilities, six off-street parking spaces, and a rooftop terrace. There will also be doctor’s offices in the cellar. Chang Hwa Tan’s Flushing-based Tan Architect is the architect of record. The 28-foot-wide, 2,800-square-foot property is currently occupied by a two-story house. Demolition permits were filed back in late 2014. The Flushing-Main Street stop on the 7 train (the line’s eastern terminus) is nine blocks to the north.
Beijing-based Xinyuan Real Estate has acquired the dilapidating RKO Keith’s Theatre, of which the interior is an individual landmark, at 135-35 Northern Boulevard, in downtown Flushing, for $66 million. Xinyuan plans to redevelop the property into a 16-story, 269-unit mixed-use building dubbed Flushing Square, Real Estate Weekly reported. The project will encompass 372,598 square feet and will host retail space on the ground and second floors. Pei Cobb Freed & Partners will be responsible for the design. Although redevelopment plans were first filed as far back as 2003, the new architect will likely file new permits with the Buildings Department. Regarding the landmarked interior, Pei Cobb Freed will also have to seek approval from the Landmarks Preservation Commission if the firm’s vision differs from those previously approved plans. The site was placed on the market earlier this year after the previous owners, JK Equities, acquired it in 2013 for $30 million.
The F&T Group recently finished its sprawling, mixed-use development called One Fulton Square in downtown Flushing. Now, the local builder is moving forward with its next big mega-project, Two Fulton Square, which will replace the former Flushing Mall.
Foundation work is now underway on the site of a long-stalled-out hotel development at 36-18 Main Street, in Downtown Flushing. YIMBY can bring you news of the construction thanks to a photo posted to the YIMBY Forums by JC_Heights. Building permits for the project, which date back to 2004, detail plans for a two-tower, 12-story multi-use commercial complex that encompasses 290,195 square feet. Commercial-retail space will be located on the ground through forth floors in a common podium. One of the towers will contain a 148-key Hotel Indigo on the fifth through 11th floors. The other tower will feature medical offices on the fifth through 11th floors. The complex will also feature restaurants on the third and 12th floors. It will be served by a 345-car underground garage and have storage for 31 bikes. JWC Architect Engineer is the architect of record, while CMA Landmark Associates is developing. Completion is expected in 2018, per a Queens Courier update from 2014.