Back in 2013, the Greater Jamaica Development Corporation (GJDC) and Blumenfeld Development Group signed an agreement to build a 160,000-square-foot retail complex accompanied by a 550-space parking garage across two vacant lots in downtown Jamaica, specifically at 90-01 168th Street and 90-02 168th Street. Then early last year, the developers said they would build an additional 105,000 square feet of retail space and an affordable residential building. DNAinfo now reports the 2013 deal has terminated, effectively halting any plans for the sites. At this point, the GJDC plans to release a new and updated Request for Proposals (RFP), that will more than likely include affordable housing, for both properties later this spring. Both lots are currently being used for surface parking.
Xue H. Huang, head of Corona-based First Red Apple Realty, has filed applications for a seven-story, 32-unit residential building at 41-97 Parsons Boulevard, on the western end of East Flushing, located five blocks from Downtown Flushing’s Main Street. Initial new building applications were filed in March of 2014, but follow-up documents were not submitted until recently. The new building would encompass 37,087 square feet and its residential units should average a rental-sized 736 square feet apiece. There will also be space in the cellar for a medical office. According to the Schedule A, amenities include 16-car parking and 16 bike storage spaces in the cellar and a recreational area on the ground floor. Flushing-based Raymond Chan is the architect of record. The site’s former two-story house was demolished in October of last year.
Queens-based property owner Yun Lee has filed applications for two three-story, three-unit residential buildings at 25-30 – 25-32 22nd Street, in western Astoria, located eight blocks west of the Astoria Boulevard stop on the N and Q trains. The two buildings will measure 2,491 and 2,641 square feet respectively, and the entire development will boast 5,391 square feet of residential space. That works out to average units measuring 899 square feet apiece, the majority of which will be full-floor apartments. Long Island-based Gad Ashoori is the applicant of record. Demolition permits were filed in October to remove an existing two-story house and a single-story garage.
The city is about to rezone 11 industrial blocks along the heavily polluted Flushing Creek in western Flushing. But one developer has already filed new building applications for an eight-story, mixed-use project at 134-16 36th Road, on the corner of Prince Street and in the middle of the soon-to-be-upzoned piece of eastern Queens.
Property owner Wai Li has filed applications for a four-story, 7,810-square-foot commercial building at 131-34 41st Avenue, in Downtown Flushing, located six blocks from the Main Street stop on the 7 train. The new building will boast 7,360 square feet of commercial space and will have warehouse space on the ground floor, office space on the second and third floors, and a “caretaker apartment” on the fourth floor. Flushing-based John C. Chen Architect PLLC. is the architect of record. The project would rise on a 45-foot-wide lot which is currently occupied by a two-story auto shop business. Demolition permits have not been filed yet to knock it down.