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.
Downtown Jamaica is getting ready for its renaissance. YIMBY spotted plans for a new mid-rise near Rufus King Park last week, and now another project has emerged two blocks east, near the Parsons Boulevard stop on the E and F trains. The latest development is headed to 153-33 89th Avenue, between Burdette Place and Parsons Boulevard.
Foundation work has been completed for the six-story, 37-unit mixed-use building under development at 23-01 41st Avenue, located on the corner of 23rd Street in the Queens Plaza section of Long Island City. The site can be seen in a photo posted by The Court Square Blog. The latest permits indicate the new building will eventually measure 42,367 square feet. The ground floor will contain 6,233 square feet of commercial space, specifically for photographic studios. The residential units above will be condominiums and should average 684 square feet apiece. An anonymous Midtown-based LLC is the developer. Angelo Ng + Anthony Ng Architects Studio is the design architect and Xiaohong Zhao’s Queens-based Ameriland Brook is the applicant of record. Completion is expected in the second half of 2017.
Upstate New York-based Catalyst Construction Group has filed applications for six two-story, two-unit residential buildings at 92-02 – 92-16 Rockaway Freeway, in Rockaway Beach. That’s a neighborhood located along the Rockaways, in Queens. All six of the structures will measure 3,032 square feet each. Across the entire project, the units — which will each take up a single floor — should average 997 square feet apiece, indicative of family-sized configurations. Haworth, N.J.-based T.F. Cusanelli & Filletti Architects is the architect of record. The 14,900-square-foot lot, located at the corner of Beach 92nd Street, is vacant. The Beach 90th Street stop on the A train and Rockaway Park Shuttle is four blocks away.