Mike Humphrey, doing business as a White Plains-based LLC, has filed applications for a four-story, 69,990 square-foot storage facility at 134-31 Merrick Boulevard, in St. Albans, located on the southeastern end of Queens. The commercial building will probably be self-storage and includes accessory office space and six loading berths. The prolific industrial architect Butz Wilber, based in Virginia, is the applicant of record. The site is currently home to an automobile business that recycles wrecked cars, and multiple warehouse structures must first be demolished.
Zhong Chen has filed applications for a four-story, three-unit residential building at 108-62 42nd Avenue, in North Corona, three blocks from the 111th Street stop on the 7 train. The project will measure 4,562 square feet in its entirety and includes 3,499 square feet of residential space. That means full-floor units will measure an average 1,166 square feet apiece. Chang Hwa Tan’s Flushing-based Tan Architect is the architect of record. Permits to demolish the existing 2.5-story, two-unit building were filed earlier this month.
Most of the decisions the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission has to make involve structures in somewhat to very densely populated areas. However, the city, with its five boroughs, is quite large and diverse. Sometimes, the commission has to make decisions about more suburban areas. Such was the case last Tuesday when, for the second time in two weeks, the commission has approved the expansion of a single-family home in the Douglaston Historic District in Queens.
A six-story residential building has topped out at 11-07 Welling Court in western Astoria, in the middle of one of New York City’s most important street art and graffiti destinations.
YIMBY can barely keep up with all the new development happening in Flushing and its nearby suburbs, which are quickly expanding with new East and South Asian immigrants. Yesterday, we spotted plans for a six-story, mixed-use building at 35-20 146th Street, in Murray Hill, just east of Flushing.