Nine years after the Bloomberg administration rezoned Jamaica, Queens, new construction is finally starting to appear in the neighborhood. The latest project to add to the list is coming to 148-36 89th Avenue, close to several train lines and the Long Island Rail Road stop at Jamaica.
Kaufman Astoria Studios, one of New York City’s largest TV and film production facilities, announced this summer that they hoped to add two more soundstages to their century-old campus. Now, they’ve filed plans for a sizable four-story building at 36-02 34th Avenue, at the corner of 36th Street and across the street from their two main studios.
Roslyn, N.Y.-based Bama Associates has filed applications for a two-story, 74-bed co-ed community residential facility at 118-36 Merrick Boulevard, located on the corner of 119th Avenue in St. Albans, Queens. The new building will measure 9,596 square feet. It’s unknown what exactly the facility will be used for, but indications are that it will be some form of shelter, temporary housing, or recovery program. There will be administrative offices, meeting rooms, group rooms, medical offices, and a lobby on the ground floor, followed by bedrooms and lounges on the second floor. The cellar will contain a pharmacy, a dining room, classrooms, a recreation room, and addition offices. H2M Architects + Engineers is the architect of record. An existing single-story commercial building must first be demolished.
Elmhurst-based Advanced Properties has filed applications for a four-story, 7,760-square-foot medical office building at 37-12 92nd Street, on the southern side of Jackson Heights. The project will contain 6,000 square feet of medical space for doctors’ offices across the cellar through fourth floors. There will also be two off-street parking spaces. Frank Petruso’s Great Neck, N.Y.-based architecture firm is the architect of record. The 30-foot-wide, 3,000-square-foot lot is currently occupied by a two-story house. Demolition permits were filed in February. The 90th Street-Elmhurst Avenue stop on the 7 train is two blocks away.
An anonymous Elmhurst-based LLC has filed applications for a three-story, three-unit residential building at 39-56 56th Street, in Woodside. The project will measure 4,432 square feet and will include full-floor residential units averaging 1,116 square feet apiece, indicative of family-sized apartments. Amenities include laundry facilities, residential storage space, and two off-street parking spaces. Chang Hwa Tan’s Flushing-based architecture firm is the architect of record. The 25-foot-wide, 2,500-square-foot lot is currently vacant. The 52nd Street stop on the 7 train is five blocks away.