Property owner Jack Landau, doing business as an anonymous LLC, has filed applications for a four-story, seven-unit residential building at 462 Seneca Avenue, in western Ridgewood, five blocks from the L train’s stop at Dekalb and Wyckoff Avenues. The building will measure 4,995 square feet in total, which means units will average 714 square feet, indicative of rentals. Brooklyn-based Barry Goldsmith is the architect of record, and permits were filed earlier this month to demolish an existing two-story townhouse.
Jamaica Estates has been largely untouched by the wave of development sweeping through the rest of Jamaica, but new buildings are rising on a small swath at the neighborhood’s southern edge. A tipster sent along these photos of a development rising at 177-16 Wexford Terrace, situated just north of Hillside Avenue between Edgerton Boulevard and Dalny Road. New building permits were approved a year ago, but construction has only reached the seventh story so far.
James Coakley, doing business as an anonymous LLC, has filed applications for a four-story, 65,900 square-foot self storage facility at 45-26 51st Street, in Sunnyside, two blocks south of the 7 train’s stop at 52nd Street. The building will have 34,141 square feet of commercial space for rentable storage use. Virginia-based Butz Wilbern, LTD, is the applicant of record, and an existing single-story warehouse building must first be demolished.
Henry Cheng, head of 162 Realty Management LLC, has filed applications for a three-story, two-unit mixed-use building at 43-50 162nd Street, in East Flushing, located four blocks from the Broadway station on the LIRR. The building will measure 7,240 square feet, which includes 1,079 and 1,811 square feet of community and retail space, respectively, on the ground floor. On the second and third floors, two full-floor residential units will average a spacious 2,175 square feet. Flushing-based Thee Shiun Ken is the applicant of record, and the site’s two-story predecessor was demolished over the summer.
As New York City’s development boom pushes further into the outer boroughs, builders are looking for more affordable properties in neighborhoods where few developers have been willing to tread since the city’s real estate market bottomed out in 2009.
But now the area east of Queens College—known as Pomonok or Kew Gardens Hills—is finally seeing some new construction. Bi Yuan Chen, of Flushing-based Parsons Tower LLC, is planning a seven-story apartment building with a daycare at 71-66 Parsons Boulevard, according to applications filed with the Department of Buildings on Friday.