Four detached wood-frame houses near downtown Jamaica may bite the dust for a sizable residential building. Plans were filed last week to erect eight stories of apartments on the site where the houses currently stand, at 89-07 148th Street. The 74-foot-tall development would rise between 89th and 90th Avenues, a block west of Rufus King Park and across the street from the monolithic Queens Civil Court building. The building would have 97 apartments squeezed into 64,509 square feet of residential space, for average units measuring a rental-sized 665 square feet.
New details, as well as a rendering, have been released for the five-story, 11-unit residential project under development at 26-14 28th Street, in the heart of Astoria. Dubbed BLVD, it will measure 16,164 square feet and its residential units should average 988 square feet apiece. They will be condominiums ranging from one- to two-bedrooms, according to the project’s marketing agent Modern Spaces. MCV Developers and World Holdings LLC are the developers. CB Architecture & Engineering is behind the design. Construction is likely wrapping up, with move-ins imminent.
Flushing-based Success Team Realty has filed applications for a six-story, 10-unit residential building at 42-18 147th Street, in East Flushing. The project will measure 9,081 square feet and its residential units should average 734 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. Angelo Ng + Anthony Ng’s Maspeth-based Architects Studio is the architect of record. The new building will replace a two-story rowhouse. The lot the existing structure is on measures 21 feet wide and its area is 2,445 square feet. Demolition permits haven’t been filed. The Long Island Rail Road’s Murray Hill station is five blocks away.
Brooklyn-based Blackrose Property Group has filed applications for a three-story, two-unit townhouse at 67-16 60th Street, in Ridgewood. The project will measure 3,830 square feet and its residential units should average 1,437 square feet apiece. The first unit will take up the entire ground floor and parts of the cellar and second floors, while the other unit will take up the third floor and the rest of the second floor. Gerald J. Caliendo’s Briarwood-based architecture firm is the architect of record. The 20-foot-wide lot is currently vacant. The Forest Avenue stop on the M train is two blocks away.
Corona-based United Construction & Development Group has entered into contract to purchase the vacant, 3.7-acre mixed-use development site at 131-35 Roosevelt Avenue, a.k.a. 39-08 Janet Place, in downtown Flushing. The sale is expected close for more than $100 million, The Real Deal reported. The site can accommodate up to 870,000 square feet of mixed-use development. In fact, plans for four 16-story towers, connected by a common base, were approved in 2008. That would include 457 residential units, 313,000 square feet of commercial space, and 7,500 square feet of community facility space. It’s unclear whether the next owner will move forward with those plans, but United has reportedly met with the Ismael Leyva Architects, who was responsible for them.