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.
An anonymous LLC has filed permits for a three-story house in Jamaica Estates, Queens. The lot is a mile and a half away from the Hollis train station, serviced by the Long Island Railroad’s Hempstead and Oyster Bay lines. Jamaica Estates is an upper-middle-class neighborhood known for having expensive detached single-family homes with unique architectural styles, surrounded by trees.
Permits have been filed for a single-story gymnasium at P.S. 81 Jean Paul Richter, at 1716 Bleecker Street, in Ridgewood, Queens. The school sits right on the border of Brooklyn, overlooking the neighborhood of Bushwick, and is a third of a mile from the Seneca Avenue subway station, serviced by the M train.
Permits have been filed by an anonymous LLC for a hotel on two lots, at 38-22 and 38-26 11th street, in Long Island City, Queens. The area is popular for hotel construction, and is located just a third of a mile from the 21st street – Queensbridge station, the first stop on the F train as it arrives from Manhattan. Stations serviced by the E, M, and 7 trains are also nearby, as is the burgeoning Hunters Point, which boasts MoMA PS1, Gantry Plaza State Park, and waterfront views of Midtown Manhattan.