There are actually many parts of New York City that feel much suburban than city-like. One of them is Douglaston, Queens, and its residents are getting new neighbors. On Tuesday, the Landmarks Preservation Commission approved construction of a new single-family house at 233-33 38th Drive.
Woodside-based Sanvito Realty Holding Corp. has filed applications for a seven-story, 19-unit mixed-use building at 25-28 Broadway, located in the heart of Astoria. The project will measure 19,415 square feet and rise 74 feet in height to its roof. It will feature 2,365 square feet of retail space on the ground floor, followed by a 10-car parking garage up to the second floor. The residential units, on floors three through seven, should average 704 square feet, indicative of rentals. Jamaica-based RCGA Architects is the architect of record. The 52-foot-wide, 5,277-square-foot site consists of two lots, one of which is occupied by a two-story office. The other is vacant. Demolition permits have not been filed for the existing structure.
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.
Construction is now four stories up on the eight-story, 15-unit residential project under development at 42-83 Hunter Street, in the Queens Plaza/Court Square section of Long Island City. Progress can be seen thanks to a photo posted to the YIMBY Forums. The latest building permits indicate the new building will measure 15,948 square feet and stand 81 feet in height to its roof. The residential units will be located on the ground through eighth floors and should average 822 square feet apiece. It’s unclear if the apartments will be rentals or condominiums. The Lions Group is the developer and Jon Yung’s Flushing-based MY Architect is the architect of record. Completion is expected in early 2017.
A Queens-based property owner has filed applications for a four-story, seven-unit mixed-use building at 161-09 72nd Avenue, in Pomonok, Queens. The project will measure 9,487 square feet and will feature a 1,573 -square-foot community center on the ground floor. The residential units across the rest of the building, which includes an upper penthouse level, should average 769 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. Bayside-based ABC Engineering is the applicant of record. The 26-foot-wide, 2,470-square-foot lot is occupied by a two-story house. Demolition permits have not been filed.