Earlier this month, YIMBY revealed renderings of the planned residential development at 30-70 38th Street (a.k.a. 30-66 39th Street), in central Astoria, located seven blocks from the 30th Avenue stop on the N/Q trains. Now, property owner George Elliott has filed applications for the project, which will rise five stories and contain 23 residential units (down from 26). The new building will encompass 29,277 square feet and its units should average a rental-sized 738 square feet apiece. Amenities include a ground-floor recreation area, bike storage, a parking garage, and private storage space. The project is currently in the beginning stages of the city’s Urban Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP), as the developer is seeking to rezone a portion of the site. New Jersey-based T.F. Cusanelli & Filletti Architects is designing. The assemblage is currently occupied by two wood-framed houses.
Queens-based Forest Hills Scenery Family has filed applications for two two-story, two-family houses at 65-17 – 65-21 110th Street, in northern Forest Hills, located seven blocks from the 67th Avenue stop on the M/R trains. One of them will measure 3,325 square feet, while the second will measure a slightly smaller 3,150 square feet, and the third will total 3,238 square feet. Across the entire development, there will be 6,475 square feet of residential space, which means units should average 1,079 square feet apiece, indicative of apartments with multiple bedrooms. Sugnam Chang’s Brooklyn-based Basic Groups Corp. is the architect of record. A 72-foot-wide assemblage of properties will be subdivided into three tax lots. A portion of the site is currently occupied by a two-story brick house, which must first be demolished.
Back in July of 2015, news broke that Brickman Real Estate and Daniel Loeb were planning to convert the three-story, 160,000-square-foot warehouse at 30-02 48th Avenue, in the Dutch Kills of Long Island City, into office space. DNAinfo now has updated details on the conversion. The building, which will retain its name as The Bindery, will get a 4,000-square-foot lobby featuring space for four food vendors and a communal work area, in addition to amenities like bike storage, a fitness center, a food court, an art exhibit, a cocktail bar, and a roof deck. Filings indicate 69,167 square feet of factory space, spread across all three floors, will remain in the building, while 72,269 square feet will be designated as commercial space. Gut-renovations are expected to begin within the next few weeks. Fogarty Finger is the architect of record.
Property owner Anthony Namdar has been filing applications since 2014 for three two-story residential buildings at 217-15 – 217-21 112th Road, in southern Queens Village, located roughly one mile south of the neighborhood’s Long Island Rail Road station. There will be a 1,749-square-foot, single-family house at the center of the site, which will book-ended by two 2,742-square-foot, two-family houses. Across the entire development, residential units should average 914 square feet apiece. All of the houses will also feature a 300-square-foot, single-car garage. Jamaica-based Royal Engineering is the applicant of record. An existing two-story wood-framed house must first be demolished.
Simon Cheung, doing business as an anonymous Flushing-based corporation, has filed applications for two three-story, two-unit residential building at 67-21 – 67-23 185th Street, in Utopia, located three blocks south of the Long Island Expressway. Each building will measure 2,875 square feet, with one unit taking up the ground floor and the second unit spanning across the second and third floors. The apartments will likely be geared towards families and will have multiple bedrooms. Theeshium E. Ken’s Flushing-based Paul Mok Engineering is the applicant of record. The site’s former single-story, single-family house was demolished last year.