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.
The City University of New York’s graduate center has purchased the vacant lot at 5-17 47th Avenue, in Long Island City, from O’Conner Capital Partners for $22.5 million, according to The Wall Street Journal. CUNY plans to build a dormitory for graduate students and faculty. The property could accommodate a building of six stories and 200 residential units, and is located a few blocks from subway stations for the 7 and G trains.
Property owner Rajive Maret has filed applications for a six-story, 10-unit residential building at 27-04 Astoria Boulevard, in Astoria, four blocks from the N and Q trains’ stop at Astoria Boulevard. The building will measure 7,172 square feet in total, and units will average 717 square feet each, indicative of rentals. New Jersey-based T.F. Cusanelli & Filletti Architects is the applicant of record, and the existing three-story, multi-family building must first be demolished.