Back in February, we learned that the New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE) and the School Construction Authority (SCA) are planning a 600-student elementary school on block “F” of the Hunters Point South mixed-use, mixed-income mega-development, located in southwestern Long Island City. Now, the Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) is preparing to launch a Request for Proposals (RFP) for two residential portions of the mega-project, one located on block “F” adjacent to the school, and the other on block “G,” Crain’s reported. Together, the two buildings are expected to include at least 750 residential units, of which 450 would rent at below-market rates. There would also be retail space and some form of community facility space. Proposals will be due in September, and a development team will be selected in early 2017.
Flushing-based property owner Chunhui Lin has filed applications for two three-story, two-family residential buildings at 55-40 – 55-40A 66th Street, in Maspeth, located directly north of the Long Island Expressway. Each will measure 2,423 square feet. Both will feature the same general unit configuration, with one unit located on the ground floor and the second unit hosted on the second and third floors. Across both, the apartments should average 908.5 square feet apiece. Each structure will have its own laundry facilities and a single off-street parking spot. Flushing-based Zheng & Associates is the applicant of record. The 50-foot-wide plot of land is currently vacant. Filings were previously submitted for a similar project in 2014, but were withdrawn.
Back in May of 2015, YIMBY reported on applications filed for 36 four-story, two-family townhouses spanning 11-05 – 11-21 46th Avenue, 11-06 – 11-16 45th Road, and 45-27 – 45-41 11th Street, located in the Hunters Point section of Long Island City. Now, an on-site rendering part of the project has been spotted by The Court Square Blog, which can also report demolition of the 50,003-square-foot site’s former single-story warehouses is finished.
The Vass Stevens Group has filed applications for two six-story, nine-unit mixed-use buildings at 30-85 – 30-87 31st Street, in central Astoria, located two blocks from the Broadway stop on the N/Q trains. Each will measure 10,249 square feet and will contain 765- and 833-square-foot retail and medical office components, respectively, on the ground and cellar levels. The residential units, located across the second through sixth floors, should average 707 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. The structures will be topped by an outdoor terrace on the roof. Queens-based Gerald J. Caliendo is the architect of record. The 50-foot-wide lot is currently occupied by a two-and-a-half-story, wood-framed house. Demolition permits were filed in December.
Property owner Ken L. Cheung, doing business as an anonymous Long Island-based LLC, has filed applications for a four-story, seven-unit residential building at 55-04 102nd Street, in Corona, located four blocks north of the Long Island Expressway. The structure will measure 7,110 square feet, and its residential units should average 713 square feet apiece, which means rental apartments are in the works. There will be a single unit on the ground floor, followed by two units per floor on floors two through four. An Shen Ma’s Flushing-based architecture firm is the architect of record. The 25-foot-wide, 2,500-square-foot lot is currently occupied by a single-story house. Demolition permits have not yet been filed.