Astoria is increasingly playing host to massive new developments, but infill still predominates in the neighborhood, and new building applications have now been filed for 26-26 18th Street. Demolition permits for an existing two-story structure have not yet been filed, but architect Frank Petruso will be designing its replacement, which will rise four floors and 40 feet to its rooftop. The project will span just shy of 5,000 square feet, and be divided between seven units averaging about 700 square feet apiece, indicative of rentals. Salvatore Prainito is the site’s developer.
When it comes to massive residential projects in Queens, Long Island City has a fairly solid monopoly on the largest buildings. But as Astoria sees its own wave of new developments, it too is set to sprout an enormously scaled apartment project. The site, at 30-80 12th Street, will have 711 units and be designed by HAAK Architects.
Small rental and condo projects are slowly reshaping the prewar streets of Astoria. Today we have a look at a rental development under construction at 37-14 31st Avenue, between 37th and 38th streets.
Construction is wrapping up on the five-story, 16-unit residential building under development at 23-33 31st Road, located in the heart of Astoria. The latest building permits indicate the 50-foot-tall structure, which topped out last year, measures 14,526 square feet. The project, dubbed The Lincoln, will feature condominiums, 15 of which will be one-bedrooms, plus a single two-bedroom apartment, Real Estate Weekly reported. The average apartment should measure 687 square feet apiece. Danzig Organization is the developer and Chang Hwa Tan’s Flushing-based firm is the architect of record. Completion can likely be expected in the coming months.
A Long Island City-based property owner has filed applications for a three-story, six-unit residential building at 34-31 9th Street, located in the western end of Astoria. The project will measure 5,787 square feet, which means its residential units should average 965 square feet apiece. There will be four off-street parking spaces, two of which will be housed in a garage on the ground floor. Constantine Efstathiou’s Bellmore, N.Y.-based firm is the architect of record. The 50-foot-wide, 5,009-square-foot plot is partly occupied by a three-story townhouse. The new structure will rise on the vacant portion of the lot.