Property owner Jin Yang has filed applications for two two-family residential buildings at 120-09 – 120-13 Ninth Avenue, located on the northern end of College Point. Both will stand two stories in height and will measure 3,579 square feet apiece. Within the entire development, the full-floor apartment units will spread across 4,773 square feet, which means they will individual measure a spacious 1,193 square feet each. Yuk Lam’s Fresh Meadows-based Lam Engineer is the applicant of record. The 7,467-square-foot plot of land is currently occupied by two-story house, with an address at 120-15 Ninth Avenue. Demolition permits were filed in January.
In October of 2015, YIMBY reported on applications for a five-story, 130-unit residential building at 1873 Starr Street, in western Ridgewood, located five blocks from the Jefferson Street stop on the L train. Now, Slate Property Group has sold the development site to Valyrian Capital and MGM Property Group for $18.5 million, according to Real Estate Weekly. The new owners plan to move forward with the approved project, which measures 141,929 square feet in total and will include 5,009 square feet of ground-floor retail space along with 3,000 square feet of community facility space. The apartment units should average 650 square feet apiece, with 45 of them to be rented at below-market rates. Amenities include a gym, a roof deck, a laundry room, and a garage for 64 bikes and 65 cars. Aufgang Architects is designing the building.
Back in October of 2015, schematic drawings surfaced for the planned 15-story, 43-unit residential project at 41-32 27th Street, in the Queens Plaza section of Long Island City. A rendering of the new 43,808-square-foot building is now available, and Commercial Observer is reporting the developer, Hakimian Organization, has secured $15.5 million in construction financing. The residential units will be rental apartments and should average 800 square feet apiece. Amenities include private storage spaces, storage for 23 bikes in the cellar, a gym, and 1,131 square feet of rooftop recreational space. Robert Bianchini’s Forest Hills-based ARC Architecture + Design Studio is the architect of record, and David Howell Design is responsible for the interiors. Construction is underway and completion is expected in early 2017.
Literacy is the cornerstone of modern society, and libraries stand as the foundations of thriving communities. While Long Island City’s rebirth manifests itself through its skyrocketing skyline, its most significant public building steadily rises at the waterfront. The Steven Holl-designed Hunters Point Library will join the iconic gantries and the Pepsi-Cola Sign to form the borough’s new public face, while becoming a new focal point for the rapidly growing community.
Property owner Xue Mei Chen has filed applications for a four-story, six-unit residential building at 54-02 Junction Boulevard, in Elmhurst, located seven blocks from the Woodhaven Boulevard stop on the M/R trains. The new structure will measure 6,504 square feet in total and its residential units will average 810 square feet apiece. The 40-foot-wide corner lot at 54th Avenue is currently occupied by a single-story, single-family house. Demolition permits have not yet been filed. Hui Zeng’s Bayside-based ABC Engineering is the applicant of record.