Towards the end of August, the New York Times provided an update on Flushing Commons, a 1.8-million square-foot mixed-use development underway in downtown Flushing, and now Commercial Observer has the latest news on the project. The first phase includes an 11-story, 164,000 square-foot office building at 38-18 Union Street, and steel is now at the third floor above street level, with the structure expected to be complete by November 2016. F&T Group, The Rockefeller Group and AECOM Capital are developing, and Perkins Eastman is designing.
This past summer, construction was wrapping up on Ranger Properties’ nine-story, 48-unit mixed-use building at 41-07 Crescent Street, in Long Island City, and now The Court Square Blog brings news the building is complete. As previously reported, the building contains 4,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space, and Fogarty Finger is the architect. Scaffolding has been removed, meaning opening is likely imminent.
In the final days of 2014, YIMBY reported on applications for a four-story, nine-unit mixed-use project at 94-47 – 94-49 Alstyne Avenue, in eastern Elmhurst, but plans have changed now that a new developer is in control, Jian Yun Lui’s Forever Estate, LLC. New filings call for two multi-family residential buildings, each standing three stories and containing three units. The units will spread across 6,248 square feet of residential space, which translates into the average unit measuring 1,041 square feet. Chang Hwa Tan’s Tan Architect is the applicant of record, and permits were filed this past September to demolish the existing two-story house.
While two megaprojects, Astoria Cove and Hallets Point, inch toward reality in western Astoria, smaller developers have begun to eye the little peninsula that juts out into the East River, just south of Astoria Park. One such builder, Dr. Baldhevai Patel, hopes to build a six-story mixed-use development at 23-36 4th Street, between 26th and 27th Avenues.
Property owner Samuel Delaney has filed applications for a two-story, three-unit residential building at 230 Beach 109th Street, in Seaside, Queens, three blocks from the Beach 105th Street stop on the A and S trains. The building will total 2,640 square feet, which means units will average 880 square feet apiece. Great Neck-based Meltzer/Costa & Associates is the architect of record. The project is being built under the post-Sandy Build It Back program, and an existing two-story building must first be demolished.