Alma Realty is working on two huge projects along the Astoria waterfront, and now they are venturing much farther east in the borough, to the middle-class neighborhood of Kew Gardens Hills, Queens. The Long Island City-based builder has filed plans for a seven-story residential building at 152-26 Union Turnpike, between 152nd and 153rd streets.
Alma Realty, which is known for its massive Astoria Cove project in Queens, is heading up to the Bronx. Last week, the Long Island City-based developer filed plans for an eight-story, mixed-use building in the West Farms section of the borough.
Property owner Alma Realty Corp. has filed applications to convert the ground and second floors of the 14-story, 120-unit mixed-use building at 467-475 St. Marks Avenue, in western Crown Heights, located six blocks south of the Franklin Avenue stop on the C train. According to DNAinfo, the owners will be converting all of the vacant medical space to 13 residential units. The entire property has 17,218 square feet of community space for medical facilities, although the methadone clinic on the Bergen Street side of the property will remain. Once the Department of Buildings approves the filings, the conversion project should proceed quickly. Flushing-based Panagis Georgopoulos is the architect of record.
Just as Long Island City’s residential boom approaches its peak, we’ve come across plans for a 10-story office and retail building at 30-20 Northern Boulevard, next to the elevated subway tracks and Sunnyside Yards.
Alma Realty is converting the enormous William Strange factory — on the block bound by Beech, Madison, Morton and Essex streets, in Paterson, New Jersey — into a residential complex, according to NorthJersey.com. The four- and three-story buildings, with two central courtyards, will house a total of 240 apartments. Some buildings have already been renovated, but completion of the entire complex is expected by mid-2016.