The Asian Americans for Equality Community Development Fund (AAFE CDF) has filed applications for a seven-story, 88,749-square-foot mixed-use commercial building at 133-04 39th Avenue, located at the corner of College Point Boulevard in downtown Flushing. The new building will feature retail space on the ground floor, followed by 18,142 square feet of non-profit community facility space on the second, third, and fifth floors, and office space on the fourth, sixth, and seventh floors. The retail and office space will add up to 42,986 square feet. A 72-car parking garage will be located underground. Midtown East-based JCJ Architecture is the architect of record. The 13,388-square-foot property is currently occupied by a single-story commercial building. Demolition permits were filed in April. The Flushing-Main Street stop on the 7 train is two blocks away.
When YIMBY last checked in five months ago, foundation work for the apartment building at 27-17 42nd Road in Long Island City was only starting. Now, concrete is being poured for the tower’s fourth level as it climbs on the way to its eventual 258-foot height. Though it would have dominated the surroundings when it was first proposed in late 2000s, today the building would barely make a dent on the local skyline. However, its vertical, slightly curved bulk, squeezed tightly between its high-rise neighbors, is a positive example of proper density creation within the transit-rich neighborhood. Sitting just one block south of the Queensboro Plaza station, serviced by the N, Q, and 7 trains, the future tenants living within its 184 apartments would be situated just one stop away from Midtown Manhattan.
Property owner Shameer Ally has filed applications for a four-story, two-unit residential building at 331 Beach 66th Street, in Arverne. That’s a neighborhood located along the Rockaways in Queens. The project will measure 4,500 square feet. There will be one residential unit on the second floor, followed by another unit on the third and fourth floors. The ground floor won’t contain residential space and will likely be built to withstand floodwaters. There will also be two off-street parking spaces. Bakhtiar Shamloo’s Kew Gardens-based Tabriz Design Group is the architect of record. The 40-foot-wide, 4,000-square-foot property is currently vacant. The Beach 67th Street stop on the A train is a block away.
Property owner Anthony Namdar, doing business as TNE Buildings, has filed applications for four two-story, two-family houses at 161-16 – 161-20 Baisley Boulevard and 161-26 – 161-30 Baisley Boulevard, in Rochdale. That’s in southeastern Queens, near JFK International Airport. Two of the new buildings will each measure 3,397 square feet and the other two will each measure 3,990 square feet. Across all four, the full-floor residential units should average 1,231 square feet, indicative of family-sized configurations. Each house will come with two off-street parking spaces, one of which will be houses in a 300-square-foot garage. Pirooz Soltanizadeh’s Jamaica-based Royal Engineering is the applicant of record. The development sites — separated by a two-story mixed-use building — are currently vacant.
A former gas station north of Queensboro Plaza is set to become condos, and YIMBY has the first rendering of what’s coming to the site at 23-01 41st Avenue in Long Island City.