Pastor John Hao’s Faith Bible Church & Seminary has been filing applications since 2013 to build a seven-story, 28,064-square-foot church at the site of their current house of worship, located at 133-20 41st Avenue. That’s in downtown Flushing, three blocks from the Main Street Station on the 7 train. The latest filing indicates the new building would have the main sanctuary on the ground and second floors, followed by a library, multi-purpose rooms, office and conference rooms, and storage space on the third and fourth floors. The fifth through seventh floors would contain classrooms. Chang Hwa Tan’s Flushing-based Tan Architect is the architect of record. According to the demolition permit, work began last September to raze the church’s existing two-story building.
Construction is finally wrapping up on the Queens Library’s reconstructed three-story, 30,515-square-foot Elmhurst branch at 86-07 Broadway (a.k.a. 86-01 51st Avenue), located two blocks north of the Grand Av-Newtown stop on the M/R trains. The building will open in the fall, once the interiors get completed and furnished, DNAinfo reported. The library will host study areas, classrooms, an assembly hall, and storage rooms. Construction began on the library back in 2012 and was initially expected to open a year later. Sandro Marpillero’s TriBeCa-based Marpillero Pollak Architects is behind the design. The city’s Department of Design and Construction is leading the project.
Flushing-based property owner Frank Cerrone has filed applications for two two-story, two-family houses at 43-10 – 43-12 Parsons Boulevard, in East Flushing, located eight blocks from the Long Island Rail Road’s Murray Hill station. The buildings will measure 3,480 and 3,585 square feet each, respective to the order they are listed above. Across both buildings, there will be 4,402 square feet of residential space, which means the project’s full-floor units should average 1,100 square feet apiece. Whitestone-based Platonic Solids Architecture is the architect of record. The site, which was subdivided into two lots in February, is currently occupied by a two-story, single-family house. Permits were filed to demolish it in January.
Flushing-based property owner Tu Kang Yang has filed applications for two two-story residential buildings at 5-11 – 5-15 126th Street, on the northern end of College Point, in Queens. The building at 5-15 126th Street will measure 2,647 square feet and contain two full-floor apartment units, averaging 893 square feet apiece. The second house, at 5-11 126th Street, will measure 3,220 square feet, but will house a single family. Chang Hwa Tan’s Flushing-based Tan Architect is the architect of record. Demolition permits were filed in December for the site’s existing two-story, single-family structure, along with an associated garage.
In February, YIMBY brought you two construction updates on the nearly topped out 58-story, 477-unit residential tower at 42-12 28th Street, in the Queens Plaza section of Long Island City. The project, dubbed Tower 28, has since topped out at 647 feet above street level, per the Court Square Blog, becoming the second tallest building in Queens and the city’s tallest residential building outside of Manhattan. The 398,702-square-foot tower will eventually contain rental apartments that average 823 square feet apiece. The bottom portions of the structure host a 50-car parking garage, bike storage, and many other amenities, in addition to 5,878 square feet of ground-floor retail space. Heatherwood Communities is the developer and Goldstein, Hill & West Architects is behind the design. Completion is expected in 2017.