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.
Hornig Capital Partners and The Brickman Group have acquired, for $10 million, the three-story, 67,236-square-foot industrial building at 1519 Decatur Street (a.k.a. 1085 Irving Avenue), in Ridgewood, located four blocks from the Halsey Street stop on the L train. The new owners plan to convert the property into modern commercial space, according to Real Estate Weekly. It’s not known what specific commercial tenants the building will be geared to, but the space will be flexibly divisible. The gut-renovation will cost roughly $6 million and financing has already been secured. The structure was built in 1929 and contains large floor plates.
Back in July of 2014, YIMBY revealed renderings of the two-towered, 1,115-unit mixed-use development underway at 22-44 Jackson Avenue, located in the Court Square section of Long Island City. Following the demolition of the 5 Pointz warehouse, excavation began in August of 2015 for the new buildings, followed by foundation work in November later that year. Now, a portion of the site closest to Jackson Avenue is at street level and beginning to rise, as seen by photos via Curbed NY and The Court Square Blog. The northern and southern towers, which will be connected by a common two-story base, will rise 48 and 41 stories respectively.
Woodside, Elmhurst, and Woodhaven in Queens are suddenly bursting with new residential projects, largely from developers who hope to capture a mix of gentrifiers, longtime residents, and new immigrants. And generous new zoning along Queens Boulevard ensures that nearly all those developments are concentrated along the busy, six-lane artery. The latest project to arrive on the scene there is 46-02 70th Street, which will rise nine stories at the corner of Queens Boulevard and 70th Street.