An anonymous Astoria-based LLC has filed applications for a three-story, four-unit residential building at 32-27 35th Street, in Astoria. The project will measure 5,505 square feet and its residential units should average 1,132 square feet apiece, indicative of condominiums. The schedule A contradicts the main documents, though, and describes a project that will rise four stories and contain six residential units. It’s unclear which version will be built. Frank Petruso’s Great Neck, N.Y.-based architecture firm is the architect of record. An existing two-story townhouse must first be demolished. The Broadway stop on the N and Q trains is six blocks away.
As property values in Long Island City skyrocket, developers are starting to look a little further afield for places to build office space. A pair of developers are taking a chance on an industrially zoned strip in Sunnyside, just across the rail yards from Long Island City. They just filed plans for an eight-story office and medical building there at 38-01 Queens Boulevard, on the corner of 38th Street.
A Queens-based property owner has filed applications for two four-story, three-unit residential buildings 42-17 and 42-19 74th Street, in northern Elmhurst. The buildings will each measure 4,180 square feet and, across both, the residential units should average 975 square feet apiece. In total, there will be four full-floor apartments and two double-floor duplexes. Amenities include four off-street parking spaces and laundry facilities. Xiaohong Zhao’s Queens-based Ameriland Brook is the architect of record. The 5,000-square-foot site is occupied by a two-story residential building. Demolition permits were recently filed. The Roosevelt Avenue-74th Street stop on the 7, E, F, M, and R trains is three blocks away.
Jamaica-based Gabrielli Truck Sales Ltd. has filed applications for a two-story, 75,410-square-foot dealership at 181-25 Eastern Road, located on the northern edge of John F. Kennedy International Airport in Queens’s Springfield Gardens neighborhood. The facility will feature an automobile repair shop, storage space, offices on the ground and second floors, and off-street parking for 165 vehicles. Frank S. Smith’s Melville, N.Y.-based H2M Architects + Engineers is the architect of record. The 22,946-square-foot plot of land is vacant.
Six of the seven subway lines that connect Queens to Manhattan converge at the foot of the Queensboro Bridge, where Queens Plaza meets Queens Boulevard, Northern Boulevard, and Jackson Avenue. There, the elevated Queensboro Plaza station handles the N, Q, and 7 trains, while the E, M, and R serve the underground Queens Plaza stop. The two stations face increasing pressure from steady growth in both Long Island City and the borough as a whole, as well as the impending overflow of Brooklyn commuters displaced by the L train shutdown. The need for a transfer connection between them has become more pressing than ever.