Property owner Jian Le Huang has filed applications for a four-story, seven-unit residential building at 1821 Grove Street, in Ridgewood, located four blocks from the Seneca Avenue stop on the M train. The structure will measure 5,000 square feet, which means its residential units should average 704 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. There will be two apartments per floor on the ground through third floors, followed by a single unit on the fourth floor. A laundry room will be located in the building. Queens-based Julien Flander is the applicant of record. The 25-foot-wide site is currently occupied by a two-story townhouse. Demolition permits were filed in January.
Calvin Danzig, going business as a Long Island-based company, has filed applications for a six-story, 10-unit residential building at 23-60 31st Avenue, in the heart of Astoria, located four blocks from the Broadway stop on the N/Q trains. The structure will encompass 10,771 square feet, and its residential units should average 922 square feet apiece. That means the apartments could either be luxury rentals or condominiums. Chang Hwa Tan’s Flushing-based Tan Architect is the architect of record. The 28-foot-wide lot is currently occupied by two-story apartment townhouse. Demolition permits were filed in April.
Back in the summer of 2015, foundation work kicked off on the three-tower, 1,771-unit mixed-use development planned on Jackson Avenue between Orchard Street and Queens Boulevard, in the Queens Plaza section of Long Island City. Construction has since progressed significantly, as seen in photos by NyConstructionPhoto. On the corner of Jackson Avenue and Orchard Street, at 28-02 Jackson Avenue, a 45-story, 671-unit residential tower with ground-floor retail space is now eight stories above street level. Additionally, construction is underway at 28-30 Jackson Avenue, where a 53-story, 658-unit residential tower with ground-floor retail space is planned. The third tower, to be located on the corner of Jackson Avenue and Queens Boulevard at 30-02 Queens Boulevard, will rise 43 stories and will contain 442 residential units along with ground-floor retail. That building hasn’t risen out of the ground yet.
Earlier this week, YIMBY brought you news of the five-story, 65,585-square-foot public school – P.S. 398-Q – planned at 69-01 34th Avenue, in western Jackson Heights. Now, new details and renderings have been revealed by DNAinf0. P.S. 398-Q will be an elementary school for 476 students in the pre-K through fifth grade range. In addition to classrooms, a gymnasium, a cafeteria, administrative offices, and a library, the building will include an enclosed 4,000-square-foot rooftop playground, a music room, art rooms, and a guidance office. The school is expected to open in September of 2019. Purcell Architects is behind the design. The New York City School Construction Authority (SCA) acquired the property for $6.3 million last year.
Olmstead Properties and Newmark Holdings are in contract to acquire the six-story, 225,000-square-foot commercial building at 43-01 22nd Street, in the Queens Plaza/Court Square section of Long Island City. The building currently houses office and design spaces, with Reis Studios, Concept Press, and interior designer Christian Liaigre leasing space at the property. The building is expected to trade hands for more than $60 million, according to Commercial Observer. The new owners plan to renovate the building by upgrading the lobby and replacing the windows and elevators. Roughly 50,000 square feet of commercial space is currently available.