It’s not often that development in Long Island City results in fewer residential units for the neighborhood. However, next year in Hunters Point, a small conversion project at 10-18 47th Avenue is slated to do just that.
Queens-based property owner Leny Vays has filed applications for a four-story, four-unit residential building at 10-42 47th Road, in Long Island City’s Hunters Point section. The project will measure 4,897 square feet, which means its residential units should average 1,224 square feet apiece, indicative of condominiums. There will be an apartment each on the ground and second floors, followed two apartments spanning parts of the third and fourth floors. Igor Zaslavskiy’s Brooklyn-based Zproekt is the architect of record. The 25-foot-wide, 2,500-square-foot lot is currently occupied by a single-story garage. Demolition permits were filed in June.
Property owner Itamar Bruhim, doing business as an anonymous Floral Park, N.Y.-based LLC, has filed applications for four three-story, two-family houses at 190-21 – 190-27 Dormans Road, located on the corner of Farmers Boulevard in St. Albans, Queens. The new buildings will measure between 2,387 square feet and 3,019 square feet. Each apartment will have one to two floors of living space, averaging a family-sized 1,058 square feet apiece across all four houses. There will be a total of two off-street parking spaces. Barry J. Bank’s Kew Gardens-based engineering firm is the applicant of record. The 7,575-square-foot corner property is currently occupied by a two-and-a-half-story house, in use as a medical office. Demolition permits were filed in April.
The Buildings Department has approved plans for Masjid Al-Arapha to build a three-story, 15,120-square-foot religious facility at 88-49 179th Place, located immeadiately east of downtown Jamaica. The project will measure 15,120 square feet and rise 35 feet in height. It will contain prayer areas on the ground and second floors, followed by classrooms for children ages three through 12 on the third floor. The cellar will contain a kitchen and a 22-car parking garage. Jamil M. Coppin’s Fresh Meadows-based architecture firm is the architect of record. The 80-foot-wide, 8,615-square-foot property is currently vacant. The Jamaica-179th Street stop on the F train is located a block away.
In formerly industrial Long Island City, most new developments start with a blank state. Some projects, such as the Dutch LIC, Factory House, and 42-14 Crescent Street pay homage to the district’s past via design cues. Other developments, such as 29-37 41st Avenue, 23-10 Queens Plaza South and 43-22 Queens Street, incorporate new towers alongside existing pre-war structures. The project at 24-16 Queens Plaza South takes preservation in a slightly different direction. There, Greystone Development reimagines the façade of the five-story, pre-war commercial building as the base for a new residential tower. The 22-story building at the foot of the Queensboro Bridge will be designed by the Midtown-based firm Woods Bagot. The ground level will be anchored by a 3,863-square-foot retail space, with 117 residential units to be stacked above. The existing property sat unused for some time, and construction scaffolds rose around its perimeter earlier this month.