As the city gears up to rezone downtown Far Rockaway, one developer is trying to work with the zoning that already exists. Builder Surjeet Kaur filed plans to put up a two-story hotel at 10-74 Beach 22nd Street, right next to the Far Rockaway-Mott Avenue stop on the A, where the elevated subway line ends in Queens.
Property owner Kenneth Rudden has filed applications for a three-story, four-unit residential building at 174A Beach 111th Street, in Rockaway Park. That’s a neighborhood along the Rockaways in Queens. The project will measure 3,740 square feet and its residential units should average 935 square feet apiece, which means either rentals or condominiums could be in the works. The ground floor will contain parking for four cars. It will be subject to flooding and purposefully doesn’t include living space. Financial District-based CSA Group is the architect of record. The project will be constructed as part of the Build It Back program, which funds the rebuilding of residential structures destroyed or demolished after receiving damage from Hurricane Sandy. The 6,000-square-foot site is currently vacant.
The title of the city’s construction hotspot of the summer may go to the Long Island City block bound by 44th Drive, Jackson and Thomson avenues, and Purves Street. As recently as four years ago, only warehouses, auto shops and a handful of rowhomes graced the 1.8-acre trapezoid. In 2014, the 14-story 26-14 Jackson Avenue rose as a herald of greater things to come. The 27-story Harrison at 27-21 44th Drive topped out in June of this year, and the 27-story Watermark Court Square at 27-19 44th Drive, next door, caught up almost exactly two months later. But as those two towers still sport their ceremonial topping-out flags, they are about to be overtaken by 44-26 Purves Street. The project, developed by Brause Realty and the Gotham Organization, is rapidly approaching its final, 33-story height. Once the FXFOWLE-designed, 270-unit luxury rental reaches its topmost point, it will stand just under the 400-foot mark, becoming the sixth-tallest building on the flourishing Court Square skyline.
A rough rendering has been revealed of the four-story, nine-unit mixed-use building planned at 90-05 56th Avenue, in southern Elmhurst. A photo of the board at the construction site was posted to the YIMBY Forums. The latest building permits indicate the project will measure 8,395 square feet. It will host 2,010 square feet of medical offices in the cellar, followed by residential units on the ground through fourth floors. The units should average 743 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. There will be an eight-car garage on the ground floor. An anonymous Elmhurst-based company is the developer and Chang Hwa Tan’s Flushing-based architectural firm is the architect of record. The 50-foot-wide, 5,409-square-foot assemblage is currently vacant. Completion is expected in the fall of 2017. The Grand Avenue-Newtown stop on the M and R trains is three blocks away.
CW Northern LLC has acquired the 36,889-square-foot mixed-use development assemblage at 144-51 – 144-61 Northern Boulevard, in Flushing’s Linden Hill section. The assemblage — consisting of two lots — traded for $36 million. That equates to more than $400 per square-foot, a record for Queens in 2016, Real Estate Weekly reported. The plot can accommodate 89,640 square feet of mixed-use development if the existing buildings are demolished. It is currently occupied by a two two-story office properties, both currently occupied by banks. Plans for the site haven’t yet been publicly disclosed. The Flushing-Main Street stop on the 7 train is six blocks away.