Queens-based property owner Jacob Ashkenazie has filed applications for a four-story, 17-unit residential building at 86-57 Midland Parkway, in Jamaica Estates. It will measure 18,189 square feet and its residential units should average 881 square feet apiece. That means either rental apartments or condominiums could be in the works. Gino O. Longo’s College Point-based architectural firm is the architect of record. The 67-foot-wide, 11,999-square-foot property is currently occupied by a two-story, single-family house. Demolition permits were filed in April. The site is located three blocks from the Jamaica-179th Street stop on the F train.
The four-story, 60,000-square-foot industrial building at 47-16 Austell Place, in southern Long Island City, has recently been converted for a variety of commercial uses, according to Commercial Observer. It hosts 10,000 square feet of ground floor retail space, of which a food café has already leased a portion. The floors above, with floor plates of 16,000 square feet, are geared towards office tenants and community facility uses. Joffrey Ballet Center, a dance school, has leased the fourth floor. Upgrades made to the building include renovations to the interior, a new roof, a revitalized façade with new windows, and a redesigned lobby. A rooftop lounge with landscaping is also being built and is expected to be complete in early 2017. The Vanbarton Group, which purchased the property for $7.7 million in 2015, is the developer. Montroy Andersen DeMarco is the architect.
A 12-story, mixed-use tower may fill a parking lot in downtown Jamaica, Queens. Plans have been filed for a 122-foot-tall development at 89-50 164th Street, between 89th and Jamaica avenues.
Ozone Park, a sprawling neighborhood in southern Queens, remains a working-class immigrant stronghold. Longtime Italian homeowners mingle with a fast-growing South Asian and Latino community, and many of the neighborhood’s new arrivals come from India, Bangladesh, Colombia, and Ecuador.
Property owner Seungho Kim, doing business as an anonymous Long Island City-based LLC, has filed applications for two three-story, three-unit residential buildings at 108-42 – 108-44 41st Avenue, in North Corona. Each will measure 3,638 square feet and the full-floor residential units should average 853 square feet apiece. That means either rentals apartments or condominiums could be in the works. There will also be a total of six off-street parking spaces. Victor K. Han’s Flushing-based architectural firm is the architect of record. The 50-foot-wide, 5,000-square-foot property is currently occupied by a single-story house. Demolition permits have not yet been filed. The 111th Street stop on the 7 train is located two blocks away.