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75-28 Queens Boulevard

Two-Story, 107,100-Square-Foot Storage Building Planned at 75-28 Queens Boulevard, Elmhurst

TVG Partners has filed applications for a two-story, 107,115-square-foot storage building at 75-28 Queens Boulevard, located between Kneeland and Jacobus streets in Elmhurst. The commercial building will feature storage space across two below-grade levels as well as both above-grade floors. It’s unclear what exactly will utilize the 30-foot-tall facility, although a self-storage business is most likely. The project will come with four off-street parking spaces, four loading berths, and accessory office space. Frank G. Relf’s Long Island-based firm is the architect of record. The 38,549-square-foot site is occupied by a single-story commercial building. Demolition permits have not been filed.


331 Avenue U

Seven-Story, 14-Unit Mixed-Use Building Filed at 331 Avenue U, Gravesend

Armout International Inc. has filed applications for a seven-story, 14-unit mixed-use building at 331 Avenue U, in Gravesend. The project will measure 16,249 square feet and rise 78 feet above street level. There will be 1,320 square feet of retail space on the ground floor, followed by 14 residential units across the second through seventh floors. The apartments should average 1,186 square feet apiece, indicative of condominiums. Shlomo Wygoda’s TriBeCa-based SWA Architecture is the architect of record. The 60-foot-wide, 6,000-square-foot site is vacant.


550 Washington Street

City Council Approves Five-Building, 1,586-Unit Mixed-Use Project at 550 Washington Street, Hudson Square

Last week, the City Council approved plans for Atlas Capital Group and Westbrook Partners to acquire $100 million worth of air rights from Pier 40, overseen by the Hudson River Park Trust, to develop a 1,586-unit mixed-use complex at 550 Washington Street, in Hudson Square. The project is set to include five towers, the New York Times reported, although their height was not disclosed. Thirty percent of the units, or 475 apartments, will rent at below-market rates through the housing lottery. One of the residential towers will be geared towards “older tenants.” There would also be retail space and a 15,000-square-foot recreation center.


1041 Flushing Avenue

Four-Story, 8,569-Square-Foot Commercial Building Planned at 1041 Flushing Avenue, East Williamsburg

A Brooklyn-based company has filed applications for a four-story, 8,569-square-foot commercial building at 1041 Flushing Avenue, on the southern end of East Williamsburg. The ground and cellar levels will contain a 2,100-square-foot restaurant, followed by a 4,369-square-foot daycare center across the second through fourth floors. Syed Rizvi’s Long Island-based Rike Tech Associates is the applicant of record. The 25-foot-wide, 2,695-square-foot lot is vacant. The Morgan Avenue stop on the L train is six blocks away.


29-37 41st Avenue

New Developer Acquires Site of Planned 70-Story, 930-Unit Mixed-Use Tower at 29-37 41st Avenue, Long Island City

The Durst Organization has acquired, for $173.5 million, the high-profile mixed-use development site at 29-37 41st Avenue, in Long Island City’s Court Square section. The new owner plans to build a tower with 1,000 rental apartments, rising as tall as 914 feet above street level, the New York Times reported. It’s expected that 25 percent, or 250 units, will rent at below-market rates through the housing lottery, Real Estate Weekly reported. The project would also include the creation of a half-acre public park. The sale included the vacant 14-story, 49,300-square-foot commercial building at 27-29 Queens Plaza North, an individual landmark, which was expected to receive a renovation by the same previous developers.


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