A former gas station north of Queensboro Plaza is set to become condos, and YIMBY has the first rendering of what’s coming to the site at 23-01 41st Avenue in Long Island City.
Angelo Ng + Anthony Ng Architects Studio
A string of mid-rise developments is transforming a long-neglected stretch of Queens Boulevard at the border of Elmhurst, Woodside, and Maspeth. One of the dozen-odd projects rising there is the apartment building at 70-09 45th Avenue, where excavation is currently underway. The seven-story structure will stand on a roughly 7,850-square-foot, mid-block lot, facing the irregular intersection where 45th Avenue meets Queens Boulevard at an acute angle. Permits place the height of the future building at 73 feet. Its 30 residences will be spread across 24,299 square feet, giving an average of 810 square feet per unit. The ground floor will feature 5,12 square feet of retail. The project is being developed by Choi Yui Chan, designed by Angelo Ng & Anthony Ng of Architects Studio PC, and built by First Class Management Contracting Corp.
Last November, YIMBY wrote about a dense residential enclave sprouting from a former no man’s land along Queens Boulevard, straddling the border of Woodside and Sunnyside. Today, a similar micro-hood is emerging amidst an equally neglected space on Queens Boulevard on the other end of Woodside. Here, three major pieces of infrastructure – Queens Boulevard, the Long Island Rail Road, and the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway – leave a star-shaped mark on the borough map as they cross over and under one another. The tripoint also joins Woodside with Elmhurst to the east and Maspeth to the south. When construction of the eight-story, 44-unit residential hotel at 65-15 Queens Boulevard is finished, it will be among the first of several similar projects set to redefine the busy junction.
A proposal to add four stories of residential space to a single-story commercial building in Queens is still on hold. On Tuesday, the Landmarks Preservation Commission, for the second time, declined to approve the plan for 35-64 85th Street.
With the exception to window installation, exterior construction is nearly done on the nine-story, 22-unit mixed-use building under development at 89-14 150th Street, in Downtown Jamaica. A tipster sent along a photo to YIMBY of the construction site. The building measures 30,466 square feet. The cellar level will contain 2,884 square feet of medical offices, while the residential units, beginning on the second floor, should average 1,031 square feet apiece. The apartments will be condominiums, coming in two- and three-bedroom configurations. Amenities include bicycle storage, laundry facilities, a recreational area on the ground floor, an 11-car parking garage on the ground floor, and a terrace on the eighth floor. Kingston Property is the developer, while Maspeth-based Angelo Ng & Anthony Ng Architects Studio is the architect of record. Completion is expected in 2017, although work appears to be ahead of schedule. The project was two stories above street level in September of 2015.