The New York City Department of Design and Construction (DDC) has filed applications for a new two-story, 31,779-square-foot Queens Library at Far Rockaway. The new building will be built on the site of the existing, single-story library branch, at 16-37 Central Avenue. The facility will feature a circulation and information center, meeting rooms, a business center, and individual children, teen, and adult sections. Snøhetta will be designing the project. The 25,877-square-foot site is located at the corner of Mott Avenue, three blocks from the Far Rockaway-Mott Avenue stop on the A train. Demolition permits have not been filed for the existing library.
Brooklyn-based property owner Sal Mendolia has filed applications for a five-story, 18-unit residential building at 3-31 St. Nicholas Avenue, in Ridgewood. The project will measure 16,903 square feet with residential units averaging 681 square feet each, which indicates they will be rental apartments. Amenities include off-street parking for nine cars, storage for nine bicycles, private residential storage, laundry facilities, and a rooftop recreation space. Panagis Georgopoulos’s Flushing-based architecture firm is the architect of record. The 65-foot-wide, 6,127-square-foot assemblage is partially occupied by a dilapidated single-story building. Demolition permits haven’t been filed. The Myrtle-Wyckoff Avenues stop on the M and L trains is three blocks away.
An anonymous Brooklyn-based LLC has filed applications for a four-story, five-unit mixed-use building at 132-62 Pople Avenue, on the southern end of downtown Flushing. The project will measure 4,663 square feet. There will be a 999-square-foot daycare facility on the ground and cellar levels, followed by residential units on the floors above. The apartments should average 733 square feet apiece, indicative of rentals. Chark Yung’s Brooklyn-based UPC Engineering is the applicant of record. The 30-foot-wide, 1,729-square-foot lot is currently occupied by a two-story rowhome. Demolition permits haven’t been filed. The Flushing-Main Street stop on the 7 train is seven blocks away.
The New York City School Construction Authority (NYCSCA) is planning to expand the campus of the P.S. 143 Louis Armstrong branch, located at 34-74 113th Street, in North Corona. A new five-story, 98,351-square-foot building been filed for the address 34-55 112th Street. It would include a cafeteria and administrative offices on the ground floor, followed by classrooms and offices on the second through fifth floors. Somerset, N.J.-based Design Resources Group is the architect of record. The new school building will be located somewhere south of the existing three-story building. It will likely replace a collection of temporary, single-story structures currently used as overflow classrooms.
The future 15-story residential building at 41-32 27th Street, called Steel Haus, has reached street level. The narrow building will sit upon an irregularly shaped plot on the northern fringe of the booming Court Square district, north of Queens Plaza. The 46-unit project, developed by the Hakimian Organization, will join a dense block of residential and office mid- and high-rises that have replaced a district of crumbling commercial properties over the past ten years. ESM Construction Corp serves as the general contractor.