Last month, the New York City Housing Authority began work on $88 million worth of repairs and renovations at Astoria Houses, which were slammed by Hurricane Sandy three years ago. Now the agency has filed plans for a new 14-story apartment building at the development on Hallets Point, along the western Queens waterfront.
YIMBY can barely keep up with all the new construction in western Astoria, where investors have started snapping up parking lots, row houses, and warehouses left and right. Today, we have a look at the eight-story rental building headed to 23-23 Astoria Boulevard, between Crescent and 23rd streets.
New, glassy residential towers have dramatically reshaped Long Island City and, now, the construction boom is moving north into Astoria. A local developer hopes to demolish a discount furniture store at 28-16 21st Street in Astoria and build a seven-story apartment building.
Steel work is now underway on the ground floor of the five-story, 64-unit mixed-use building being developed at 29-10 Broadway, located between 29th and 30th streets in the heart of Astoria. The update is possible thanks to photos posted to the YIMBY Forums. The latest permits indicate an 87,372-square-foot building is in the works. The ground floor will contain 15,940 square feet of commercial-retail space, followed by residential units on the floors above. The units should average 688 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. Amenities will include bike storage, a 32-car underground garage, laundry facilities, a lounge, a fitness center, and terraces on the fourth, fifth, and rooftop levels. Bronx-based Jestam Realty is the developer and Aufgang Architects is the architect of record. Completion is expected in early 2017.
Property owner Haralabos Kartsagkoulis, doing business as an anonymous Astoria-based corporation, has filed applications for a three-story, two-unit mixed-use building at 32-12 30th Avenue, in the heart of Astoria. The new building will measure 5,586 square feet. The ground floor will host 2,358 square feet of retail space, followed by full-floor residential units on the second and third floors. The apartments should average 1,614 square feet apiece, which suggests condominiums are in the works. Amalia Bournias’s Woodside-based Topos Designs Inc. is the architect of record. The 25-foot-wide, 2,500-square-foot lot is currently occupied by a three-story mixed-use building. Demolition permits haven’t been filed. The site is located two blocks from the 30th Avenue stop on the N/Q trains.