Greenvale, N.Y.-based Jai Management has filed applications for two two-unit residential buildings at 26-22 – 26-26 97th Street, in East Elmhurst. One will stand two stories and measure 1,477 square feet, while the other will rise three stories and measure 1,672 square feet. Across both, there will be three full-floor apartments and a duplex. The units should average 787 square feet apiece, indicative of rentals. Queens-based Nasir J. Khanzada’s engineering company is the applicant of record. The development will rise on an irregular 6,918-square-foot vacant plot straddling 97th Street just south of Astoria Boulevard. LaGuardia Airport is six blocks away.
The Jain Temple of New York, based in New Hyde Park, has filed applications for a single-story, 11,621-square-foot temple at 259-16 79th Avenue, located on the corner of 79th Avenue in Floral Park, Queens. The 23-foot-tall religious facility will contain a house of worship and prayer areas, a dining area and kitchen, classrooms, and accessory office space, according to the permits. Rohit D. Misra’s Flatiron District-based Misra Group is the architect of record. The temple will rise on a 10,000-square-foot lot that’s currently occupied by a two-story house. Demolition permits have not yet been filed.
TNE Building has filed applications for two two-story, two-family houses at 164-39 – 164-43 75th Road, in Hillcrest, located in Queens between the commercial centers of Flushing and Jamaica. The buildings will measure 2,970 square feet and 2,947 square feet each. Across both, the full-floor apartments should average 986 square feet apiece. Each structure will also come with two off-street parking spots, one of which will be located in a single-story garage. Pirooz Soltanizadeh’s Jamaica-based Royal Engineering is the architect of record. Jacob Ashkenazie is the property owner. The 60-foot-wide site is currently occupied by a one-and-a-half-story house. Demolition permits were filed in March.
In January, YIMBY revealed renderings of the nine-story, 32-unit residential building planned at 42-50 27th Street, in the heart of Long Island City. At the time, we knew the site was cleared of its low-rise predecessors. Foundation work is now well underway, according to the Court Square Blog. The structure will encompass 35,294 square feet, and its residential units should average 777 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. Amenities include private residential storage, a seven-car garage on the ground floor, storage space for 18 bikes, and a outdoor recreational area on the second floor. New York-based Ampiera Group is the developer, while Flushing-based MY Architect is behind the design. Completion is expected in late 2017.
While the towers rising by the Hunters Point waterfront and around Queens Plaza and Court Square command attention of Long Island City real estate watchers, a number of smaller-scale, residential projects are steadily rising along the quiet, rowhouse blocks between the two development hotspots. In our April 2014 interview, Sam Charney, who is currently developing The Jackson a few blocks to the south, referred to the neighborhood as Hunters Point East. One of such projects is the six-story, 24-unit [email protected] Murray Park South at 11-30 45th Road. Its concrete shell and metal-framed bulkhead have reached their highest point, and the structure awaits curtain wall installation. The building is developed by the Century Development Group and designed by architect Raymond Chan, who is credited with a handful of projects scattered around the neighborhood. Triborough Construction Services Inc. is the general contractor.