TriBeCa-based MJMV Holdings has filed applications for a seven-story, 16-unit mixed-use building at 25-40 31st Street, in Astoria, located a stone’s throw away from the Astoria Boulevard Station on the N/Q trains. The structure will measure 16,522 square feet and will include 1,488 square feet of retail space on the ground floor. The residential units, which begin on the second floor, should average 704 square feet apiece, indicate of rental apartments. Amenities include an eight-car parking garage, private storage, bike parking, a recreational area, and a laundry. Astoria-based Christopher V. Papa is the architect of record. Two three-story townhouses must first be demolished.
Property owner Chang Lin Xue has filed applications for two four-story, three-unit residential buildings at 40-48 68th Street, in Woodside, located a block from the 69th Street stop on the 7 train. One building will measure 5,515 square feet, while the other will measure 5,749 square feet. In each, there will be full-floor units on the ground and second floors, followed by a single unit on the third and fourth floors. Across both buildings, the apartments should average a spacious 1,297 square feet apiece, indicative of condominiums. Xiohong Zhao’s Queens-based Ameriland Brook is the applicant of record. The 40-foot-wide lot is currently occupied by a three-story, multi-family house, and demolition permits were filed for it in February.
In February, news broke that the two-story, 22,254-square-foot commercial building at 44-16 23rd Street, in the Court Square section of Long Island City, was going to be transformed into retail space. The Hakimian Organization, which is ground-leasing the property for 99 years from its property owner, is now conducting gut-renovations on it, The Court Square Blog reported. Plywood fencing currently surrounds the structure, which is will receive both interior and exterior upgrades. The windows on both the ground and second floors will be restored to their original sizes, after they were reduced in size following a previous alteration. JRT Realty, who is the leasing agent, is considering securing a restaurant, retailer, gym, an office tenant, or a mix of the those. Woodside-based Topos Design is the architect of record. Completion can probably be expected later this year.
Property owner Junghyun Park has filed applications for a two-story, 5,077-square-foot, multi-use commercial project at 162-31 Depot Road, in Queens’s Murray Hill, located right across from the Broadway station on the Long Island Rail Road. The new building will contain 1,720 square feet of retail space on the ground and cellar levels, in addition to 1,692 square feet of medical offices on a first-floor mezzanine level and the second floor. Duk Gyoo Lee’s Flushing-based TL Engineering is the applicant of record. The 24-foot-wide, 1,816-square-foot site is has long sat vacant.
The Landmarks Preservation Commission’s backlog, which had been reduced from 95 items to 30 items in February, has taken another big step towards being cleared. On Tuesday, the LPC designated eight new city individual landmarks, and they span all five boroughs.