The blocks around Court Square in Long Island City are a forest of glassy towers, and another new mid-rise development is headed to the area. New building applications have been filed for a seven-story, mixed-use building at 11-12 44th Drive, at the corner of 11th Street.
At the start of the month YIMBY announced the topping out of Watermark Court Square, at 27-19 44th Drive. The 168-unit rental building had added around 17 floors since the end of May. Building permits place the height at 282 feet, although it is not certain whether the figure includes its mechanical bulkhead. In either case, the 27-story tower now stands among the dozen-tallest buildings in the Court Square district, eight of which topped out less than a year ago.
Property owner Ai Zhu Lu, doing business as a anonymous Elmhurst-based LLC, has filed applications for a six-story, seven-unit mixed-use building at 54-21 Roosevelt Avenue, in Woodside. The project will measure 9,944 square feet. The ground floor will host 1,826 square feet of retail space, followed by 1,252 square feet of medical offices on the second floor. Residential units, averaging a rental-sized 655 square feet apiece, will be located on the third through sixth floors. Chang Hwa Tan’s Flushing-based architectural firm is the architect of record. The 23-foot-wide, 2,140-square-foot property is currently occupied by a two-story house. Demolition permits were filed in March. The 52nd Street stop on the 7 train is three blocks away.
Steel work is now underway on the ground floor of the five-story, 64-unit mixed-use building being developed at 29-10 Broadway, located between 29th and 30th streets in the heart of Astoria. The update is possible thanks to photos posted to the YIMBY Forums. The latest permits indicate an 87,372-square-foot building is in the works. The ground floor will contain 15,940 square feet of commercial-retail space, followed by residential units on the floors above. The units should average 688 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. Amenities will include bike storage, a 32-car underground garage, laundry facilities, a lounge, a fitness center, and terraces on the fourth, fifth, and rooftop levels. Bronx-based Jestam Realty is the developer and Aufgang Architects is the architect of record. Completion is expected in early 2017.
A rendering and schematic drawings have been revealed of the eight-story, 16-unit mixed-use building planned at 21-10 44th Drive, in the Court Square section of Long Island City. Excavation work is also underway, according to an update by The Court Square Blog. The latest buildings permits — YIMBY first brought you news of them in March of 2015 — describe a 22,328-square-foot structure. It will have 2,710 square feet of ground-floor retail space, followed by residential units, averaging 1,018 square feet apiece, on the floors above. The apartments will be accommodated by storage for 11 bikes and a “recreational room” in the cellar. Kora Developers is behind the project and Igor Zaslavskiy’s Brooklyn-based Zproekt is the architect of record. Completion is anticipated in the fall of 2018.