Not much development happens in East Elmhurst, a sleepy little neighborhood in Queens sandwiched in between LaGuardia Airport, Willets Point, and Flushing Bay. The working class area doesn’t have any subway lines, unless residents want to take a long walk or a bus to the 7 train at Roosevelt Avenue.
Mar Mar Realty is placing their 37,000 square-foot bowling ally at 30-05 Whitestone Expressway, in Flushing, on the market as a development site for $60 million, according to Commercial Observer. The site measures 80,000 square feet and is currently zoned for manufacturing, but the owner is seeking a rezoning of the property to allow for a 386,000 square-foot mixed-use development, with commercial and residential uses. Cushman & Wakefield is marketing the property, and the rezoning could possibly take a year to secure.
In the summer of 2014, YIMBY revealed renderings of Century Development Group’s six-story, 24-unit residential project at 11-30 45th Road, in Long Island City, and last week, The Court Square Blog spotted excavation equipment on-site, indicating work is imminent. The building will measure 22,356 square feet, which works out to condo units averaging 931.5 square feet. A penthouse level for tenants’ recreational use is also planned, and Flushing-based Raymond Chan is designing. Completion is likely slated for 2016.
Ken Cheung, doing business as an anonymous LLC, has filed applications for two four-story, four-unit residential buildings at 94-66 – 94-68 45th Avenue, in Corona, located seven blocks south of the 7 train’s stop at Junction Boulevard. Each building will measure 6,520 square feet, which means full-floor units will average a relatively spacious 1,630 square feet, indicative of condos. An Shen Ma’s Flushing-based architectural firm is the architect of record, and the site’s two-story predecessor was demolished in 2008.
Rey Nieto, head of a Queens-based LLC, has filed applications for a four-story, 10-unit mixed-use building at 164-11 Highland Avenue, in Jamaica Hills, six blocks from the E and F trains’ stop at Parsons Boulevard. The building will measure 12,427 square feet in total, which includes a 3,094 square-foot community facility on the basement level. Residential units above will average 933 square feet. Fei Zeng’s Flushing-based Z&T Engineering is the applicant of record, and demolition on an existing two-story home began earlier this month.