Queens-based property owner Tajuddin Takoor has filed applications for a five-story, 10-unit residential building at 30-18 14th Street, in western Astoria. The structure will measure 9,378 square feet and its residential units should average 773 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. There will be a single apartment on the ground floor, followed by three units each on the second, third and fourth floors. One of the fourth-floor apartments will be a duplex and will also take up the entire fifth floor. Murat Mutlu’s Garment District-based architectural firm is the architect of record. The 39-foot-wide, 3,908-square-foot lot is currently occupied by an attached two-story house. Demolition permits have not been filed. The 30th Avenue stop on the N/Q trains is seven blocks away.
Property owner Jorge P. Cherres has filed applications for a five-story, 10-unit residential building at 23-30 30th Drive, in Astoria. The structure will measure 12,377 square feet and its residential units should average 834 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. Amenities include laundry facilities and “accessory” residential spaces, both located in the cellar. The property owner is also the architect, who heads Middle Village-based J Square Architecture. The 25-foot-wide, 4,206-square-foot lot is currently occupied by a three-story apartment building. Demolition permits have not yet been filed. The Broadway stop on the N/Q trains is located four blocks away.
Kaufman Astoria Studios, located at 34-12 36th Street in southern Astoria, is planning to build a four-story expansion of their production complex at 36-06 34th Avenue, located at the corner of 36th Street and 34th Avenue, three blocks from the Steinway Street stop on the M and R trains. The expansion will include two new stages, one which will measure 15,381 square feet and a second to measure 8,573 square feet, according to Crain’s. It will also include 26,000 square feet of ancillary production space, 45,000 square feet of office space, and an underground parking garage. Construction is expected to begin in the fall, with completion scheduled in 2018. The corner site is currently vacant.
The Vass Stevens Group has filed applications for two six-story, nine-unit mixed-use buildings at 30-85 – 30-87 31st Street, in central Astoria, located two blocks from the Broadway stop on the N/Q trains. Each will measure 10,249 square feet and will contain 765- and 833-square-foot retail and medical office components, respectively, on the ground and cellar levels. The residential units, located across the second through sixth floors, should average 707 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. The structures will be topped by an outdoor terrace on the roof. Queens-based Gerald J. Caliendo is the architect of record. The 50-foot-wide lot is currently occupied by a two-and-a-half-story, wood-framed house. Demolition permits were filed in December.
Property owner Basil Kaludes has filed applications for a four-story, four-unit residential building at 32-82 37th Street, in southern Astoria, located three blocks from the Steinway Street stop on the M/R trains. The structure will measure 3,124 square feet, which means its full-floor residential units should average 781 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. Amalia Bournias’ Woodside-based Topos Designs Inc. is the architect of record. The 25-foot-wide, 2,500-square-foot lot was previously occupied by a two-story house. That was demolished in 2013. At the time, a different developer planned to build a slightly smaller residential project, one with three units. Of course, those plans never came to fruition.