Back in November of 2015, renderings were revealed of the planned 15-story, 99-unit mixed-use building planned at 42-20 27th Street, in the Queens Plaza section of Long Island City. Now, excavation is ongoing at the site, The Court Square Blog reports. It was previously reported the project would rise 18 stories and contain 195 rental apartments, but filings were never updated to reflect those figures; they still detail a 15-story, 99-unit project. The structure will encompass 141,077 square feet, of which 20,304 square feet will be designated for ground-floor retail. The residential units should average 1,160 square feet apiece, indicative of condominiums. Amenities listed in the Schedule A include a 573-square-foot bicycle storage room, private residential storage, and an inner courtyard. Rabsky Group is the developer, with ODA New York behind the design. Completion is expected in spring 2018, per on-site signage.
Elmhurst’s development boom is expanding westward into Maspeth. We have a look at a four-story commercial and medical office building headed to 54-08 74th Street, in the industrial borderlands between Maspeth and Elmhurst.
In December 2015, Curbcut Urban Partners and Platinum Realty Associates acquired, for $12.07 million, the two-story industrial building at 38-01 Queens Boulevard, in the Dutch Kills section of Long Island City. A rendering of the planned nine-story, 146,000-square-foot multi-use commercial building has now been revealed, via the Wall Street Journal. The project will include office space, retail, and a large amount of community facility space that will be able to accommodate medical offices, nonprofits, and other community-related tenants. The commercial building will also feature amenities like a rooftop deck and terraces. The developers plan to both lease and sell, as commercial condos, the space in the building. SBLM Architects is responsible for the design. Demolition permits were filed in January to knock down the existing building.
Back in April of 2014, YIMBY revealed renderings for a 45-story, 415-unit mixed-use building at 29-26 Northern Boulevard (a.k.a. 29-22 & 29-32 Northern Boulevard), in the Queens Plaza section of Long Island City. Excavation began in the summer of 2015 and foundation work is now well underway, The Court Square Blog reports. The project has also seen slight revisions to its design. The latest filings detail a 43-story, 500,302-square-foot mixed-use tower that will stand 481 feet above street level. There will be 11,372 square feet spread across parts of the cellar, ground, and second floors. The project’s 467 residential units will be located on the second through 41st floors, averaging a rental-sized 791 square feet apiece.
The New York City School Construction Authority (SCA) has filed applications for a five-story, 96,493-square-foot expansion of the P.S. 19 branch (a.k.a. Marino P. Jeantet School), located at 98-02 Roosevelt Avenue, in North Corona, three blocks from the Junction Boulevard stop on the 7 train. The school campus takes up the entire city block, although the expansion will rise to the north of the main academic building, at 40-10 99th Street. It will host administrative offices and two cafeterias on the ground floor, more offices, classrooms, a gymnasium, and an outdoor play area on the second floor, followed by more offices and classrooms on floors three through five. Midtown South-based Murphy Burnham & Buttrick Architects is the architect of record. The area where the expansion will go is occupied by a collection of single-story portable classrooms.