New York City’s real estate industry has seen several new phenomena over the past decade, with the rise of the supertalls perhaps the most visible on the overall skyline. But across neighborhoods like the Garment District, Chelsea, and the peripheral fringes of Long Island City and Downtown Brooklyn, the hospitality boom has been the most notable happening, with parking garages and warehouses rapidly disappearing in favor of new hotels. Now, City Planning hopes to put a damper on the rush, with a proposed zoning amendment that would force any new hotels in M-1 zones to go through a special permitting process.
Kew Gardens is in for an attractive new development, with building applications filed for 83-61 116th Street, just off the intersection of Curzon Road. The site also includes the neighboring lot at 116-02 Curzon Road, which puts the project directly on the intersection with 116th Street, giving the assemblage a unique form that the architects have used to their advantage.
Initial building applications were filed back in the spring for 148-31 90th Avenue, in Jamaica, Queens, and now, slightly revised permits have been pulled with the DOB, this time using the address 148-29 90th Avenue. The total construction area will measure just over 100,000 square feet, and within that, there will be 69,789 square feet of residential space, divided amongst 90 units. There will also be a 45-car parking garage in the cellar, which will also include room for 45 bicycles. Raymond Chan Architects is the architect of record, while George Xu’s 90 Ave Realty LLC is listed as the developer. Demolition permits for the existing structure have already been filed, and construction should soon begin.
Another warehouse in Long Island City is about to meet the wrecking ball to make way for a new development, this time, at 11-52 44th Drive. There, Daniel Gazal of 11-52 44th Drive, Inc., has filed applications for an eight-story and 19,014 square-foot building. Within, there will be 1,773 square feet of retail on the first floor, and 14,115 square feet of residential up above, divided amongst 22 units. At an average size of about 630 square feet, rentals seem likely. Frank Demmerle, of Demmerle Design Studio, is the architect of record, and demolition permits for the existing structure have not yet been filed.
Back in March of 2016, YIMBY reported on new building applications for 131-09 Fowler Avenue, in Flushing, Queens. Today, we have the reveal for the project, which has also been redubbed 131-11 Fowler Avenue.