Late last year, YIMBY reported on applications for a seven-story, 23-unit mixed-use building at 97-30 64th Avenue, in Rego Park, two blocks from the subway stop at 63rd Drive on the M and R trains. Now, DNAinfo reports construction is underway, and a rendering has appeared at the site. The building will have condominiums, which will be on the smaller side, averaging 720 square feet. Community facility space will measure 4,000 square feet on the lower portion of the building. Rego Park-based Hang Chen, with CZK Realty LLC, are developing, and Flushing-based Tan Architect is designing.
Property owner Maria Nicoletta has filed applications for a three-story, four-unit residential building at 28-40 45th Street, in eastern Astoria, five blocks from the M and R trains’ stop at 46th Street and Broadway. The building will measure just 3,111 square feet, boasting average units of 778 square feet. Great Neck-based Frank Petruso is the architect of record, and permits were filed last month to demolish a recessed single-family home.
Locals are rallying for the Department of Education to consider building a new middle school at the vacant city lot at 47-99 37th Avenue, in Sunnyside, adjacent to the LIRR tracks. The lot measures 125,000 square feet and is currently being used to store equipment and street parts, per the Sunnyside Post. The area has one middle school, which is currently being expanded by 600 seats, although future accommodation of students will be needed if Long Island City’s rapid development spreads any further east.
The School Construction Authority has proposed constructing a new 33,400-square-foot, 600-seat middle school at 111-16 Astoria Boulevard, in East Elmhurst, according to DNAinfo. The lot is currently vacant and the city has not yet acquired the property. The new school would help overcrowding issues at other neighboring schools in the district. Comments on the proposal can be made through November 23rd.
Eric Gural has acquired the five-story, 40,000 square-foot former warehouse at 285 North 6th Street, in Williamsburg, for $15.6 million, according to Crain’s. He also purchased the four-story, 70,000 square-foot former industrial building at 10-27 46th Avenue, in Long Island City, for $14.25 million. Both properties are set to undergo office conversions. Work on the Williamsburg property is expected to begin in the coming weeks, and includes a restaurant and roof deck. As for the Queens project, work will begin once the current leases expire late next year.