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.
In the summer of 2014, YIMBY reported on applications for a nine-story, 32-unit mixed-use building at 41-04 27th Street, in Long Island City, and now foundation work is underway, according to The Court Square Blog. The building will measure 24,987 square feet, and include 4,073 square feet of retail space on the ground floor. Apartments will begin on the second floor and average 654 square feet each. A Rego Park-based LLC is developing, and Elmhurst-based Chang Hwa Tan is the architect of record.
Kai Management, doing business as a Brooklyn-based LLC, has filed applications for a three-story, 15-unit residential building at 205 Beach 29th Street, in Far Rockaway, five blocks south of the Beach 25th Street stop on the A train. The building will measure 11,833 square feet in total, which translates into an average unit size of 789 square feet. The parcel of land is vacant, and Genaro Urueta’s Maspeth-based GRU Corporation is the applicant of record.
Most of the new buildings planned for Ravenswood—a little industrial neighborhood on the East River between Astoria and Long Island City—are hotels. But on Friday, a new building application was filed for an unusual 10-story commercial project at 37-24 10th Street, between 37th and 38th Avenues.