Theodore Spyronassis, doing business as an Astoria-based LLC, has filed applications for a five-story, 18-unit residential building at 14-45 31st Avenue, in western Astoria. The project – located three blocks in from the East River – will measure 14,552 square feet, which means units will average 808 square feet each. Emmanuel Katerinis’ Astoria-based EJK Engineering is the applicant of record. Demolition of the site’s two-story brick predecessor wrapped up over the last few weeks.
Long Island City-based United Air Conditioning, an engineering and utility company, has filed applications for a five-story, 21-unit residential building at 25-53 38th Street, in central Astoria, located nine blocks from the 30th Avenue stop on the N and Q trains. The structure will measure 14,263 square feet in total, which means units will average a rental-sized 679 square feet apiece. New Jersey-based T.F. Cusanelli and Filletti Architects is the applicant of record. The assemblage consists of two small townhouses and permits have not been filed yet to knock them down.
Another cluster of two-story homes in Astoria are set to bite the dust for a seven-story apartment building. Developer Park Construction Corp. has filed plans to build a 56-unit project at 21-13 31st Avenue, between 21st and 23rd Streets.
An anonymous LLC affiliated to Brooklyn-based Marcel Group has purchased the relatively large block-thru development site at 129 Beach 116th Street, in Rockaway Park, located a block south of the Rockaway Park – Beach 116th Street stop on the A and Rockaway Park Shuttle trains. According to DNAinfo, the developer paid $5 million for the site, which is currently home to a vacant single-story structure. The property could accommodate an eight-story, 114,000 square-foot mixed-use building with up to 16,000 square feet of retail space.
The City’s Human Resources Administration is pushing to make six long-vacant, two-story buildings on Hollis Avenue – between 202nd and 204th Streets, in Hollis Queens – into permanent affordable housing for homeless veterans. The roughly 120-unit complex is in the midst of gut renovations, according to DNAinfo. The Bluestone Group is currently leasing the properties, which span 202-04 to 203-24 Hollis Avenue, from Rita Stark. The buildings are now being furnished, although there’s no word yet on when move-ins can be expected.