A groundbreaking ceremony has been held for an eight-story, 68-unit mixed-use building at 54-25 101st Street, a.k.a. 54-15 101st Street, in Corona. The latest building permits indicate the project will measure 56,700 square feet and rise 80 feet in height, not including the bulkhead. There will be a 5,031-square-foot pre-kindergarten on the ground floor, followed by 68 affordable residential units, all designated for seniors, on the floors above. The apartments should average 688 square feet apiece.
An anonymous Flushing-based LLC has filed applications for four three-story, three-unit residential buildings at 220-03 – 220-11 64th Avenue, in Bayside’s Oakland Gardens section. That’s a neighborhood located along the Long Island Expressway in eastern Queens. The buildings will each measure 3,600 square feet, and across all four, the full-floor residential units should average 900 square feet apiece. Each apartment will come with a single off-street parking space. An Shen Ma’s Flushing-based architecture firm is the architect of record. The vacant 12,000-square-foot property, located on the corner of 220th Street, is currently utilized as a parking lot.
An anonymous Astoria-based LLC has filed applications for a four-story, seven-unit residential building at 27-34 27th Street, in the heart of Astoria. The project will measure 6,708 square feet and its residential units should average 714 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. Frank Petruso’s Great Neck, N.Y.-based architecture firm is the architect of record. The 25-foot-wide, 2,500-square-foot property is currently occupied by a two-story townhouse. Demolition permits have not been filed. The 30th Avenue stop on the N and Q trains is four blocks away.
A Long Island-based property owner has filed applications for twin three-story, two-family houses at 42-11 – 42-15 214th Place, in central Bayside. The buildings will each measure 3,219 square feet and, across both, the residential units should average 1,091 square feet apiece. Apartments with family-sized configurations are likely in the works. There will also be four off-street parking spaces. Gerald J. Caliendo’s Briarwood-based firm is the architect of record. The 5,000-square-foot site is currently occupied by a two-and-a-half-story house. Demolition permits were filed in July. The Bayside Long Island Rail Road station is three blocks away.
Exterior work is in progress on a five-story building at 47-09 5th Street in the Hunters Point section of Long Island City, a block and a half away from the East River waterfront. In a typical development for Long Island City, an aging commercial property is being replaced with residences anchored by retail. In an unusual move, the developer, Studio Square per the DOB, opted to add three floors on top of the existing building rather than demolishing and starting anew. The eight residences would occupy 11,075 square feet, giving an average of 1,384 square feet per unit.