Property owner Michael Chen, doing business as an anonymous Jericho, N.Y.-based LLC, has filed applications for four two-story, two-family residential buildings at 197-18 – 197-24 47th Avenue, in Auburndale, located 12 blocks from the neighborhood’s Long Island Rail Road station. Each house will measure 2,800 square feet, and across the entire development, each full-floor apartment should average 931 square feet apiece. Each house will also come with three off-street parking spots. Ling Lu’s Flushing-based Lining Architecture is the architect of record. The 12,413-square-foot plot is currently occupied by what appears to be an abandoned collection of partially complete, two-story attached houses. The new project faces 47th Avenue, which means 198th Street may finally be extended through to 47th Avenue.
Kaufman Astoria Studios, located at 34-12 36th Street in southern Astoria, is planning to build a four-story expansion of their production complex at 36-06 34th Avenue, located at the corner of 36th Street and 34th Avenue, three blocks from the Steinway Street stop on the M and R trains. The expansion will include two new stages, one which will measure 15,381 square feet and a second to measure 8,573 square feet, according to Crain’s. It will also include 26,000 square feet of ancillary production space, 45,000 square feet of office space, and an underground parking garage. Construction is expected to begin in the fall, with completion scheduled in 2018. The corner site is currently vacant.
Property owner David Manesh has filed applications for a three-story, three-unit residential building at 107-17 34th Avenue, in North Corona, located eight blocks from the 103rd Street-Corona Plaza stop on the 7 train. The structure will measure 3,060 square feet, and its full-floor residential units should average 1,020 square feet apiece, indicative of family-sized configurations. Tanvir A. Siddique’s Melville, N.Y.-based Shahrish Consulting is the applicant of record. The 25-foot-wide, 2,500-square-foot lot, on the corner of 108th Street, is currently vacant.
Queens-based property owner Bin Yan has filed applications for two three-story, three-unit residential buildings at 23-46 – 23-48 College Point Boulevard, in College Point, located just north of Downtown Flushing. Each will measure 3,125 square feet. Across both, full-floor residential units should average 1,012 square feet apiece, indicative of family-sized configurations. Each will also feature two off-street parking spots. Thee Shiun E. Ken’s Flushing-based Winning Expediting Service Inc. is the applicant of record. The 50-foot-wide, 4,500-square-foot plot is currently occupied by a two-and-a-half-story house. Demolition permits were filed in March.
Fresh Meadows-based Forest Bird Realty, headed by Fei Tian Huang, has filed applications for two two-story, two-family houses at 61-15 – 61-17 168th Street, in the Queens neighborhood of Utopia, located immeadiately south of the Long Island Expressway. Each will measure 3,542 square feet, and across both, the full-floor residential units should average 1,261 square feet apiece, indicative of family-sized configurations. The project will have a total of two off-street parking spots. Edward C. Lui’s Little Neck-based architectural firm is the architect of record. The 50-foot-wide, 5,000-square-foot plot is currently occupied by a two-story brick townhouse. Demolition permits were filed in January.