Property owner Chang Xiong Chen has filed applications for four two- to three-family residential buildings at 76-09 – 76-15 45th Avenue, in northern Elmhurst, located seven blocks from the Elmhurst Avenue stop on the M/R trains. The two inner buildings will be three-story, two-family houses, each measuring 2,415 square feet. They will be bookended by three-story, three-family buildings, each of which will measure 3,905 square feet. Across the entire development, the apartments – coming in full-floor and multi-floor layouts – should average 901 square feet apiece. Dezhang Fang’s Flushing-based Fang Architect is the architect of record. At nos. 76-11 and 76-15, two two-and-a-half-story houses must first be demolished. Permits were filed to do so back in August of 2015.
Construction is finally wrapping up on the Queens Library’s reconstructed three-story, 30,515-square-foot Elmhurst branch at 86-07 Broadway (a.k.a. 86-01 51st Avenue), located two blocks north of the Grand Av-Newtown stop on the M/R trains. The building will open in the fall, once the interiors get completed and furnished, DNAinfo reported. The library will host study areas, classrooms, an assembly hall, and storage rooms. Construction began on the library back in 2012 and was initially expected to open a year later. Sandro Marpillero’s TriBeCa-based Marpillero Pollak Architects is behind the design. The city’s Department of Design and Construction is leading the project.
Property owner Tu Kang Yang has filed applications for four six- to seven-unit residential buildings at 90-11 – 90-21 56th Avenue, in southern Elmhurst, located three blocks from the Grand Av-Newtown stop on the M/R. All of the structures will rise four stories and measure 6,200 square feet, and two six-unit buildings will be book-ended by the seven-unit buildings. Across the 26-unit development, there will be 19,600 square feet of residential space, which means units should average a rental-sized 754 square feet apiece. Danny Yan’s Fresh Meadows-based Yan Architect & Planner is the applicant of record. The site currently consists of two two-and-a-half-story wood-framed houses.
Madison Realty Capital has acquired the vacant 29,000-square-foot lot at 69-02 – 69-08 Queens Boulevard, in Elmhurst, for $14.75 million. The purchase is the first of five properties that are currently being assembled for a mixed-use development, according to The Real Deal. Three other properties – the two-story structure at 46-12 70th Street, the single-story warehouse as 69-39 47th Avenue, and the restaurant at 69-20 Queens Boulevard – are currently in contract to be sold by their respective owners. The fifth property is a two-story cultural center at 69-23 47th Avenue. The single property Madison owns can accommodate roughly 145,000 square feet of development, but if successful in acquiring the entire assemblage, the developer could build a nearly 358,000-square-foot project. At that point, Madison plans to take a mixed-use rental project through the city’s Urban Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP).
Property owner Xue Mei Chen has filed applications for a four-story, six-unit residential building at 54-02 Junction Boulevard, in Elmhurst, located seven blocks from the Woodhaven Boulevard stop on the M/R trains. The new structure will measure 6,504 square feet in total and its residential units will average 810 square feet apiece. The 40-foot-wide corner lot at 54th Avenue is currently occupied by a single-story, single-family house. Demolition permits have not yet been filed. Hui Zeng’s Bayside-based ABC Engineering is the applicant of record.