The polluted waterfront blocks in eastern Queens known as Flushing West are an industrial wasteland: vacant lots, warehouses, a scrap metal business, a lumber yard, a U-Haul rental. But the city hosted a meeting Wednesday night laying out its plan to rezone the 10-block swath along Flushing Creek and revitalize the area with new residential development.
Great Neck-based Antonio Mourtil has filed applications for a seven-story, 17-unit mixed-use building at 30-13 31st Street, in central Astoria, right below the 30th Avenue stop on the N and Q trains. The building will measure 17,504 square feet in total, and will feature 2,791 and 2,890 square feet, respectively, of retail space on the ground floor, and health care facilities on the second. Units will be located on the floors above and will average a rental-sized 695 square feet each. New Jersey-based T.F. Cusanelli & Filletti Architect is the applicant of record, and a two-story house must first be demolished.
On the southern end of the border between Queens and Nassau County, Airport Park LLC has filed applications for a detached two-family building development at 147-01 – 147-23 Hook Creek Boulevard, in Rosedale. The parcel of land is currently vacant, but is now expected to hold at least seven two-story, two-family residential buildings. Of the filed applications (other buildings may not have been filed yet), the development will measure 12,495 square feet, with full-floor units averaging 893 square feet. Long Island-based Michael McNerney is the architect of record.
One of the more controversial items in the Landmarks Preservation Commission’s 95-item backlog is the Douglaston Historic District Extension in Queens. The proposal got a public hearing on Thursday – the first since 2008. While advocates are supporting the designation, many homeowners are tired of being left in limbo and are against it.
Early last summer, excavation kicked off at 41-21 28th Street, in Long Island City, where a 16-story, 166-unit mixed-use building is planned; YIMBY revealed renderings shortly afterwards. Today, foundation work is complete, and the structure is now rising above street level, according to The Court Square Blog. The building will include a small 675 square-foot retail space on the ground floor, and units will average 763 square feet. All Year Management is developing, Karl Fischer is designing, and completion is scheduled for late 2016.