A major milestone was recently reached by a 1.8-million-square-foot mixed-use development under construction in downtown Flushing, Queens.
Charles McInnis, doing business as an anonymous Brooklyn-based LLC, has filed applications for two three-story, two-family residential buildings at 176-180 Beach 127th Street, in Belle Harbor, located on Queens’s Rockaway Peninsula. Both buildings will measure 3,000 square feet apiece, and in each structure, there will be one apartment on the ground floor and a second unit across the second and third floors. If the residential space is divvied up as such, there should be two 1,000-square-foot and two 2,000-square-foot units. Norman C. Lok’s Middle Village-based architecture firm is the applicant of record. Back in November, the site’s former dilapidated and Hurricane Sandy-ravaged two-and-a-half-story house was demolished.
TNE Buildings has filed applications for a three-story, three-unit residential building at 31-15 86th Street, in Jackson Heights, located one mile north of the 82nd Street-Jackson Heights stop on the 7 train. The new building will measure 3,448 square feet and the full-floor residential units should average 862 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. Pirooz Soltanizadeh’s Jamaica-based Royal Engineering is the applicant of record. The irregularly-shaped 3,383-square-foot plot of land is currently occupied by a single-story rowhouse. Demolition permits have not yet been filed.
In the summer of 2015, plans to build a new LaGuardia Airport were revealed along with other transportation infrastructure, including a 24-hour ferry service and an AirTrain, that would serve to link the East Elmhurst airport to the rest of the city. The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey (PANYNJ) has officially approved the project, which was recently estimated to cost upwards of $5.3 billion, Crain’s reported. As part of the deal to approve the project, the Port Authority agreed that it redevelop the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Manhattan, shooting down any chance that it would be rebuilt for much cheaper in New Jersey. As for the airport, the Central Terminal Building is phase one of the greater redevelopment and is expected to be finished by 2021. Terminals C and D will be built after that.
Frank Alesci, doing business as Queens-based FPS Contracting, has filed applications for a three-story, three-unit residential building at 57-12 58th Place, in Maspeth, located seven blocks south of the Long Island Expressway. The new building will measure 3,874 square feet in total and its full-floor residential units should average a spacious 1,291 square feet apiece. The project will feature a garage for two floors on the ground floor and an additional off-street parking space. Frank Smith’s Long Island-based H2M Architects + Engineers is the architect of record. The 25-foot-wide, 2,375-square-foot lot is currently vacant.