Long Island City-based United Air Conditioning, an engineering and utility company, has filed applications for a five-story, 21-unit residential building at 25-53 38th Street, in central Astoria, located nine blocks from the 30th Avenue stop on the N and Q trains. The structure will measure 14,263 square feet in total, which means units will average a rental-sized 679 square feet apiece. New Jersey-based T.F. Cusanelli and Filletti Architects is the applicant of record. The assemblage consists of two small townhouses and permits have not been filed yet to knock them down.
Staten Island-based Venmar Properties has filed applications for nine detached, two-family residential buildings at 567-591 Marcy Avenue and 75-79 Venus Place, in Woodrow, located on Staten Island’s southern end. The development site is a vacant stretch of Marcy Avenue between Woodrow Road and Venus Place, and each three-story house will measure an average 2,648 square feet. As you would expect, the units will be family-sized, with one unit located on the ground floor and the second taking up the upper two levels in each house. Staten Island-based Calvanico Associates is the architect of record.
The Archdiocese of New York, in consultation with the NYPD’s Counterterrorism Bureau, has determined that there is the need to provide additional security for Cardinal Timothy Dolan. To accomplish that, they want to build a private garage for the archbishop. That means cutting into St. Patrick’s Cathedral and the Landmarks Preservation Commission approved the proposal on Tuesday.
Last week, YIMBY told you about Brookland Capital’s plans for new buildings in Ocean Hill and Flatbush, and now we have the first look at one of their projects at 664 Jefferson Avenue, in the heart of Bed-Stuy.
Another cluster of two-story homes in Astoria are set to bite the dust for a seven-story apartment building. Developer Park Construction Corp. has filed plans to build a 56-unit project at 21-13 31st Avenue, between 21st and 23rd Streets.