St. John’s University recently celebrated the commencement of construction on a new 70,000-square-foot facility that will serve as the permanent home of its Nursing School and wide-ranging health sciences programs. Located within the university’s primary campus in Hillcrest, Queens, the building will debut as the Health Sciences Center and will enrich the campus with new classrooms, laboratories, collaborative spaces, administrative offices, and simulation facilities for traditional clinical experiences and acute patient scenarios.
TNE Building has filed applications for two two-story, two-family houses at 164-39 – 164-43 75th Road, in Hillcrest, located in Queens between the commercial centers of Flushing and Jamaica. The buildings will measure 2,970 square feet and 2,947 square feet each. Across both, the full-floor apartments should average 986 square feet apiece. Each structure will also come with two off-street parking spots, one of which will be located in a single-story garage. Pirooz Soltanizadeh’s Jamaica-based Royal Engineering is the architect of record. Jacob Ashkenazie is the property owner. The 60-foot-wide site is currently occupied by a one-and-a-half-story house. Demolition permits were filed in March.
Two years ago, the city upzoned a big vacant lot at 158-15 Union Turnpike, in the Hillcrest section of eastern Queens. Now a four-story, mixed-use rental building is under construction on the property between Parsons Boulevard and 160th Street, and YIMBY has renderings of the project.