Permits have been pre-filed for a 23-story mixed-use building at 98-04 Queens Boulevard in Rego Park, Queens. The site is two blocks away from the 63rd Drive subway station, serviced by the E, M, and R trains. Avi Matatov of RB Realty Capital LLC is responsible for the development. Matatov purchased the site from the previous developers, Bahar Corporation, for $12 million in mid-January 2018. Previous plans had involved building a seven-story mixed-use building.
Within the last few weeks, new details emerged of the planned eight-story, 60-unit mixed-use building being developed at 98-02 Queens Boulevard, in Rego Park, and now DNAinfo has a rendering of the project. As reported previously, the 75,000 square-foot structure will contain rental units that come in one-, two-, and three-bedroom configurations. The apartments will average 657 square feet apiece, and amenities include a gym, an indoor pool, a children’s playground, and bike storage. The entire ground floor will be retail and 7,000 square feet of community facility space, in the form of medical offices, will be located on the level above. Demolition of the existing retail structure is expected in the spring and completion is slated for late 2017. Bahar Corporation is developing and Peter Casini Architect is behind the design.
Over the summer, YIMBY reported on filings for an eight-story mixed-use building at 98-02 Queens Boulevard, in Rego Park, and now DNAinfo has the latest information on the project, which will have 60 rental apartments. The new building will encompass 75,000 square feet and will feature one-, two-, and three-bedroom units. Retail will span the entire ground floor and 7,000 square feet of community space will be located on the first level. The residential units on the top seven floors will average 657 square feet apiece. George Baharestani’s Bahar Corporation is developing, and Forest Hills-based Peter Casini is the architect of record. The existing single-story retail building will be demolished in the spring once the remaining tenants have vacant the property. Demolition permits were filed last October. Completion is expected in the second half of 2017.
Applications filed in April 2014 have resurfaced again calling for a seven-story, 59-unit mixed-use building at 98-02 – 98-12 Queens Boulevard, two blocks east from the 63rd Drive stop on the M and R lines, in Rego Park. Bahar Corporation is developing the 46,410 square-foot building, which will feature retail space in the cellar and 7,000 square feet of community space on the first floor. Peter Casini is the architect of record, and a single-story commercial building must first be demolished.