An 11-story, mixed-use building may rise along a busy six-lane stretch of Queens Boulevard in Kew Gardens, across the street from Queens Borough Hall and Criminal Court. A New Jersey-based builder has filed applications for a development with apartments, commercial and community facility space at 124-22 Queens Boulevard, between 82nd Avenue and 82nd Road.
As the de Blasio administration walks back its plan to redevelop the auto shops and junkyards in Willets Point, community groups next door in Flushing are fighting their own battle over the city’s plan to upzone a short, heavily polluted swath of industrial waterfront near the end of the 7 train.
Bruce Teitelbaum and a group of investors are proposing a mixed-use, multimillion-square-foot development at 44-02 Vernon Boulevard, on the East River, in Long Island City. According to Politico New York, the vacant 212,670 square-foot property will likely be rezoned for a residential tower of more than one million square feet. Teitelbaum is also planning to acquire the six-story office building at 44-36 Vernon Boulevard, currently owned by the city. If successful, the project may also include open space, affordable housing, a public school, and a hotel.
The Chinese community in Flushing is quickly growing beyond the borders of its little downtown and building large mixed-use buildings on the suburban edges of the Queens neighborhood. Developers looking for property have pushed east along Northern Boulevard into Murray Hill, where one builder has filed plans for a 15-story building at 35-08 146th Street.
Back in March, Brownstoner Queens discovered initial renderings for a large mixed-use project planned at 3-50 St. Nicholas Avenue in Ridgewood, right next to the Bushwick border. Yesterday, plans were filed to build the 17-story development between Palmetto and Woodbine Streets.