Cedarhurst, N.Y.-based Wara Holding has filed applications for two four-story, four-unit residential buildings at 86-11 – 86-13 124th Street, in Kew Gardens. They will measure 2,923 square feet and 3,187 square feet, respectively. Across both, the full-floor residential units should average 764 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. Two of the units within the building at 86-13 124th Street will be duplexes. There will also be a total of six off-street parking spaces, with each building containing a single space within the basement of the ground-floor unit. Gerald J. Caliendo’s Briarwood-based architectural firm is the architect of record. The 50-foot-wide property is currently occupied by a deteriorating two-story house. Demolition permits were filed in January. The 121st Street stop on the J/Z trains is two blocks away.
Queens-based property owner Choi Yui Chan has filed applications for a four-story, nine-unit mixed-use building at 37-15 103rd Street, in North Corona. The structure will measure 13,500 square feet. The ground floor and cellar level will host 3,402 square feet of retail space, followed by three units per floor on the second through fourth. The residential units should average 820 square feet apiece, which means rental apartments are likely in the works. Smaller condominiums are also a possibility, especially if the developer is catering to the Chinese. Robert H. Lin’s Flushing-based A&T Engineering is the applicant of record. Earlier this year, the developer filed plans for two separate four-story, four-unit buildings, but they were later disapproved. The 5,000-square-foot assemblage consists of two townhouses. Demolition permits haven’t been filed. The site is two blocks north of the 103rd Street-Corona Plaza stop on the 7 train.
Queens-based Samiara & Max Holding has filed applications for two three-story, two-family buildings at 170-17 – 170-19 105th Avenue, located on the corner of 171st Street in Jamaica (just east of its downtown). The new buildings will measure 3,358 square feet and 3,322 square feet respectively. Across both, the residential units should average a family-sized 1,202 square feet apiece. In each structure, there will be one unit on the ground floor, followed by another on the second and third floors. Amenities include a rooftop recreation area atop the buildings, a total of three off-street parking spots (two enclosed), and storage space in the cellar. Bakhtiar Shamloo’s Kew Gardens-based Tabriz Design Group is the architect of record. The 5,000-square-foot corner lot is occupied by a two-story house. Demolition permits were filed in April.
City blocks on the fringes between Queens and Brooklyn tend to be densely built out with low-rise, pre-war housing stock, leaving few empty lots for ground-up development. One such lot at 55-35 Metropolitan Avenue, which separates the neighborhoods of Ridgewood to the south and Maspeth to the north, has sat empty for more than half a century. The new rowhouse, developed by Shaoyun Chen, stands three stories tall, its plain cornice rising slightly above its neighbors. Permits list two residential units taking up 2,396 square feet of the 5,643-square-foot structure. A 1,623-square-foot retail space is located at the lower floor. Though the retail space would be the only one of its kind on the wholly-residential block, it is not out of place, given that most buildings on the other side of the street have ground level retail, as well. The building occupies 60 percent of its site, leaving space for a 35-foot yard in the rear.
Queens-based Tim Kris Holdings Inc. has filed applications for a four-story, eight-unit residential building at 94-07 101st Avenue, in Ozone Park. The structure will measure 7,000 square feet and its residential units should average 700 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. Each floor of the will host two apartments, and there will be storage space in the cellar. New Hyde Park, N.Y.-based John J. Glavic is the applicant of record. The 28-foot-wide, 2,800-square-foot lot is currently occupied by a two-story office building. Demolition permits haven’t yet been filed. The Rockaway Boulevard stop on the A train is located three blocks to the south.