New development rarely arrives in Forest Hills, Queens, thanks to restrictive zoning and a densely built landscape of co-op buildings and single-family homes. But the city upzoned a small piece of the picturesque neighborhood just south of Queens Boulevard in 2009.
Back in February, YIMBY reported on applications for a seven-story, 65-unit residential building at 34-22 35th Street, in southern Astoria, equidistant to subway stops on the N/Q and M/R trains. Now, Real Estate Weekly has the project’s reveal. According to the latest permits, the building will feature 1,352 square feet of ground-floor retail space, and rental units will average 665 square feet apiece. Fairfield County-based Valyrian Capital is developing, while Kutnicki Bernstein Architects is designing. The vacant property was acquired for $16 million in an off-market deal.
A sprawling nine-story hotel may replace a collection of vacant lots and industrial buildings in Jamaica, a few blocks south of the LIRR and AirTrain station.
Floral Park-based O&B Properties has filed applications to building a six-unit residential development spanning 104-84 – 104-88 165th Street, in Jamaica, located a number of blocks south of Jamaica Avenue. The developer will expand an existing two-story, single-family home to accommodate two units, and build two additional two-story, two-unit attached residential buildings. The expanded structure will have units averaging 824 square feet, while the new buildings will have family-sized units averaging 1,516 square feet. Queens-based Gerald Caliendo is the architect of record.
Anthony Demarinis, of Long Island-based Home Builders Associates, has filed applications for a two-story, 5,139 square-foot commercial building at 150-46 – 150-48 14th Avenue, in Whitestone’s small commercial core. The project will technically be split between two buildings, but both will contain only retail space. Great Neck-based Frank Petruso is the architect of record, and the lot is currently being used for parking.