Located at 81-9 134th Street in Briarwood, Queens, a new two-building residential project is being designed by Rawlings Architects PC and developed by The Musso Group. Citi Habitats is marketing the 104 units that will range in size from studios to one- and two-bedrooms, including some ground-floor duplexes that come with private entrances and outdoor space. The complex is divided into two buildings, with “The Noll” housing 54 units while “The Grove” will house the remaining 50 apartments.
Briarwood, a low-slung and middle-class neighborhood in central Queens, was largely downzoned to prevent development in 2008. But the developer-friendly zoning along Queens Boulevard was left in place. There, not too far from the Briarwood stop on the E and F trains, one builder plans to replace a small roadside diner with a seven-story, mixed-use apartment building.
Normally, when YIMBY hears about development in eastern Queens, it’s happening in Flushing or Jamaica. But over the weekend, we stumbled across permits for a new apartment building in Briarwood, a middle-class neighborhood wedged between Jamaica and Kew Gardens.