Apartments are finally taking shape on a long-vacant lot at the corner of Kent and West streets, along the Greenpoint waterfront. Tectonic swung by the site at 44 Kent Street to bring us an update on the project, which is one of several new buildings rising in this former industrial neighborhood.
Midtown South-based HH Realty Equities acquired, for $6.8 million, the single-story, 10,750-square-foot vacant commercial building at 1101 Avenue M, located on the corner of Coney Island Avenue in the heart of Midwood. The new owners plan to develop a mixed-use project with retail and residential units, Commercial Observer reported. The 10,750-square-foot site can accommodate up to 43,000 square feet of development. Neither demolition permits nor new building applications have been filed. The Avenue M stop on the Q train is five blocks away.
Construction is now two stories above ground level on the six-story, 44-unit mixed-use project under development at 27-05 41st Avenue, located on the corner of 27th Street in the Queens Plaza section of Long Island City. The structure can be seen in an update by The Court Square Blog. The latest building permits indicate the building will measure 50,530 square feet and rise 60 feet in height, not including the bulkhead.
Elmhurst is quickly becoming Queens’ second Chinatown after Flushing, and development has followed on the heels of the neighborhood’s booming Asian immigrant population. The latest example comes from 51-20 Van Loon Street, at the corner of Queens Boulevard.
Construction has topped out and is quickly wrapping up on the six-story, 102-unit mixed-use building under development at 5 Blue Slip as part of the Greenpoint Landing mega-development, in northern Greenpoint. All of the building’s apartments will rent at below-market rates through the affordable housing lottery; applications for them have just launched.