Elmhurst is quickly becoming Queens’ second Chinatown after Flushing, and development has followed on the heels of the neighborhood’s booming Asian immigrant population. The latest example comes from 51-20 Van Loon Street, at the corner of Queens Boulevard.
A Flushing-based property owner has filed applications for twin three-story, two-family houses at 67-09 and 67-11 185th Street, in Utopia, Queens. The buildings will measure 3,374 square feet each and, across both, the residential units should average a family-sized 1,266 square feet apiece. There will be a total of two off-street parking spaces. An Shen Ma’s Flushing-based architecture firm is the architect of record. The 66-foot-wide, 5,050-square-foot property is occupied by a single-story house. Demolition permits were filed in September.
An anonymous Bronx-based LLC has filed applications to redevelop the severely dilapidated three-story commercial structure at 15-20 Central Avenue, in Far Rockaway, into a five-story school building. The redevelopment will incorporate the stand-alone four-story structure that exists behind the three-story building. The project will encompass 75,440 square feet and will rise 62 feet above street level. The school, which will likely be private, will have a gymnasium, cafeteria, administrative offices, classrooms, and conference rooms. William Leung’s Financial District-based architecture firm is the architect of record.
Brooklyn-based Lany Vays has filed applications for a four-story, six-unit residential building at 21-22 45th Road, in the Hunters Point section of Long Island City. The project will measure 4,883 square feet and its residential units should average 814 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. The building will be joined by at least four other similarly sized buildings, at 21-20 – 21-28 45th Road and 21-19 46th Avenue, which YIMBY reported on back in September. Igor Zaslavskiy’s Brooklyn-based Zproekt is the architect of record. The 15,000-square-foot site is occupied by multiple single-story warehouses. Demolition permits were filed over the summer.
An anonymous Jamaica-based development firm has filed applications for a three-story, four-unit residential building at 94-74 199th Street, in Hollis, Queens. The project will measure 5,511 square feet and its resdiential units should average 1,378 square feet apeice, indicative of condominiums. There will be two off-street parking spaces. Jin Woo Jang’s Little Neck-based architecture firm is the architect of record. The 8,155-square-foot property is vacant. The site’s two-story residential predecessor was demolished back in 2006. The Hollis Long Island Rail Road station is five blocks away.