Only a few blocks away from the Queens Village LIRR station, and roughly an hour-long commute from Manhattan, permits have been filed for a large four-story commercial building at 222-25 Jamaica Avenue. The Queens neighborhood is famous for small picket-fence yards, so the new development will be a substantial change of pace.
Development rarely happens in eastern Queens near the Long Island border, but one developer has staked a claim in Queens Village, a suburban neighborhood next to Nassau County. New building applications were filed last week for an eight-story hotel at 95-10 218th Street, across the street from the Queens Village stop on the Long Island Rail Road. The building will practically touch the elevated rail tracks once it rises on a lot between Jamaica and 98th avenues. The plans call for 68 hotel rooms squeezed into 21,108 square feet of commercial space. An average room there would measure just over 300 square feet. The cellar would hold four rooms, and each of the upper floors would have eight rooms.
Mineola, N.Y.-based Shilony Assaf has filed applications for three two-story, two-family houses at 219-05 112th Avenue, in Queens Village. Only one individual new building permit has been filed so far, although all three houses will likely be similar in size. The houses should measure roughly 3,720 square feet, and across all there, there will be 6,528 square feet of residential space. All six full-floor units should average 1,088 square feet apiece, indicative of family-sized configurations. There will also be at least three off-street parking spaces. David Nagan’s Fresh Meadows-based King David Architecture is the architect of record. The 80-foot-wide, 10,138-square-foot property is currently occupied by a two-story, single-family house. Demolition and subdivision permits were filed in June.
Property owner Anthony Namdar has been filing applications since 2014 for three two-story residential buildings at 217-15 – 217-21 112th Road, in southern Queens Village, located roughly one mile south of the neighborhood’s Long Island Rail Road station. There will be a 1,749-square-foot, single-family house at the center of the site, which will book-ended by two 2,742-square-foot, two-family houses. Across the entire development, residential units should average 914 square feet apiece. All of the houses will also feature a 300-square-foot, single-car garage. Jamaica-based Royal Engineering is the applicant of record. An existing two-story wood-framed house must first be demolished.
Queens-based Hamiltron Enterprises has filed applications for a two-story, 10,822 square-foot mixed-use building with commercial and community facility space at 110-38 Springfield Boulevard, in Queens Village, located in eastern Queens. There will be 4,980 square feet of ground-floor retail space and three separate community facility spaces, together totaling 5,842 square feet, on part of the ground floor and the entire second floor. Queens-based RLD3 Engineering is the applicant of record. Permits were filed in January to demolish the existing auto-body shop.