Excavation is currently underway for 11 two-story warehouse buildings spanning the lots of 18-21 – 18-27 41st Street and 18-22 – 18-42 42nd Street, in eastern Astoria, encircling the landmarked Steinway Mansion. According to Queens Chronicle, the buildings will stand 30 feet in height and will total 23,450 square feet. Gerald Caliendo is the architect of record, and an anonymous LLC, headed by the property owner Sal Lucchese, is developing. Completion is slated for Summer 2016.
While Alma Realty and the Durst Organization are starting to reshape the Astoria waterfront with their megaprojects on Hallets Point and Vernon Boulevard, smaller developments have started to appear on the sleepy western edge of Astoria near Socrates Sculpture Park. Developer DK Real Estate Group has filed a new building application for a skinny eight-story, 15-unit building at 14-35 Broadway, between 14th and 21st Streets.
Filed in May 2014, applications have surfaced for an eight-story, 33-unit mixed-use building planned at 14-55 31st Avenue, in western Astoria. At the northwest corner of 31st Avenue and 21st Street, the building will measure 27,130 square feet, which includes 2,450 square feet of retail on the ground floor. Anthony Hu’s Centennial Astoria is developing, and JLS Designs is the architect of record. Demolition began earlier this year on two existing wood-framed townhouses at Nos. 14-53 and 14-57.
The Hallets Point megaproject is finally moving forward on the Astoria waterfront: a new building application has been filed for a 22-story mixed use complex at 26-01 1st Street.
Property owner Tony Dagounakis has filed applications for an eight-story, 14-unit residential building at 23-25 Astoria Boulevard, in western Astoria. The 14 units will be spread across 11,150 square feet for an average unit size of nearly 800 square feet. Joseph Gulino’s Structural Engineering Systems is the applicant of record, and a three-story, three-unit townhouse must first be demolished.