Construction is underway on the ground floor of the 11-story, 55-unit mixed-use building being developed at 11-51 47th Avenue, in the Hunters Point section of Long Island City, located on the corner of 21st Street and Jackson Avenue. The construction can be seen in photos in a post by The Court Square Blog. Dubbed the Jackson, it will eventually measure 70,000 square feet. It will feature 1,226 square feet of retail space on the ground floor, followed by one- to four-bedroom condominiums on the floors above. On average, the apartments should measure 962 square feet apiece. Amenities are to include a fitness center, a children’s playroom, a residents’ lounge, a rooftop terrace, storage for bikes, and a 22-car parking garage. Charney Construction & Development, Ascent Development, and Tavros are the developers, while Fogarty Finger is behind the design. Completion is expected in early 2017.
The partially affordable towers of Hunters Point South have formed a neighborhood within a neighborhood in Long Island City, and like any thriving community, they need a library. Now, the new library, with its unique cut-out design, is coming along nicely on the East River waterfront.
Queens-based Ghotra Property has filed applications for two four-story, seven-unit mixed-use buildings at 114-01 – 114-05 Atlantic Avenue, in Richmond Hill. From west to east, they will measure 8,625 square feet and 7,680 square feet, respectively. Both will feature a 681-square-foot retail unit on the ground floor, followed by seven residential units across the rest of each structure. Across the entire development, the residential units should average 852 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. Amenities include a total of three off-street parking spots. Manish S. Savani’s Briarwood-based architectural firm is the architect of record. The 50-foot-wide, 4,979-square-foot assemblage, at the corner of 114th Street, is currently occupied by two single-story commercial-retail buildings. Demolition permits have not been filed. The site is located four blocks from the 111th Street stop on the J train.
In Maspeth, Midtown South-based Shimon Properties has filed applications to build a three-story, three-unit residential building at 61-47 56th Avenue, and to redevelop the two-story, single-family house at 61-49 56th Avenue into a two-family apartment. The ground-up building will measure 4,011 square feet, while the existing one is being expanded by 269 square feet. Across both, the full-floor residential units should average 908 square feet apiece. David Nagan’s Fresh Meadows, N.Y.-based King David Architecture is the architect of record. The 51-foot-wide, 5,049-square-foot lot is solely occupied by the two-story house. The site is located immeadiately off Exit 18 on the Long Island Expressway/Queens Midtown Expressway.
St. Michael’s Cemetery, established in 1852 and located at 72-02 Astoria Boulevard in northern Woodside, has filed applications for a three-story, 39-foot-tall mausoleum at 23-25 49th Street. The new 18,859-square-foot structure will rise on a vacant 87,281-square-foot swath of land just south of the cemetery’s entrance. Portland, O.R.-based AVI Pradhan Architecture is the architect of record. The new mausoleum would be the cemetery’s tenth. St. Michael’s Cemetery encompasses roughly 88 acres on the land bound by the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway and the Grand Central Parkway in western Queens.