Permits have been filed for an eight-story mixed-use building at 43-46 39th Place, in Sunnyside, Queens. The site is a block from the 40th Street-Lowery Street Station, serviced by the 7 train. The lot is right on the corner of Queens Boulevard, which is populated with retail and restaurant storefronts for several blocks, and YIMBY now has the reveal for the design, by Raymond Chan Architects.
Permits have been filed for a five-story residential building to be built at 2-29 Beach 14th Street, in Far Rockaway, Queens. The project replaces a derelict 2-story house. The site is about a mile away from the Far Rockaway-Mott Avenue subway station, the last stop for the A train. The Far Rockaway LIRR station is another five blocks from the subway. Red Group Management will be responsible for the development.
Renderings by DHD Architecture and Interior Design have revealed their proposed six-story rooftop addition to a five-story building at 37-06 36th Street, in Long Island City, Queens. The images depict a slick metal façade, matching the painted black of the bricks on the lower floors, while contrasting with the white-red design of the existing structure.
Permits have been filed by an anonymous LLC for a six-story residential building at 83-68 117th Street, in Kew Gardens, Queens. The development will replace a single-story home of the Tudor Revival style built in 1899. The site is two blocks away from Forest Park, an expansive 165 acres of trees and recreational space. The 121st Street Station is ten blocks away, serviced by the J and Z trains. The Long Island Railroad is also nearby, with the Kew Gardens train station serviced by eight different lines on the LIRR a twelve-block walk.
The Queens waterfront has seen substantive improvements over the past decade, with construction on TF Cornerstone’s East Coast Long Island City complex wrapping in 2014, and additional work on Hunters Point South by both TFC and Related Companies progressing since. But to the north of those projects, the urban fabric along the East River and its tributaries has remained underutilized. That may not be the case for much longer, as plastics company Plaxall has submitted plans to create a new special district along Anable Basin. The proposal would result in skyscrapers up to 695′ in height, yielding new housing, hundreds of light industrial jobs, a multi-level public esplanade, and a new public school.