As the growing Chinese community sprawls eastward in Queens, YIMBY finds filings for large, mixed-use developments planned further away from bustling downtown Flushing near the end of the 7 train. Yesterday, one developer filed plans for an 11-story building with commercial and community space at 141-26 Northern Boulevard, between Parsons Boulevard and Bowne Street.
Back in 2014, YIMBY revealed renderings of Simon Baron Development’s planned 44-story, 467-unit mixed-use tower at 29-26 Northern Boulevard, in Long Island City, and now excavation has begun, per The Court Square Blog. The building, dubbed QE7, will measure 382,120 square feet, which includes 13,580 square feet of retail space on the first and second floors. SBJ Group is designing, and completion is expected by the summer of 2018.
In addition to seven new building applications filed on Monday for two-family residential projects in eastern Queens, stretching from Flushing to JFK, one developer is planning a denser development at 35-39 101st Street, in North Corona, a few blocks north of the 103rd St – Corona Plaza stop on the 7 train. Patricio Lopez is planning six residential units across two three-story buildings. The residential units, averaging 1,027 square feet, will be split evenly between the two buildings. Suresh Manchanda’s L&C Associates is the applicant of record. Demolition permits were filed in June to remove the existing two-story, single-family home.
Property owner Ming Guan Guang has filed applications for a three-story, three-unit residential building at 53-29 196th Street, in southern Auburndale near the Clearview Expressway. The building will measure 4,835 square feet in total, which means units will average 1,610 square feet and probably be split into duplexes. Chang Hwa Tan’s Tan Architect is the applicant of record, and an existing 1.5-story, single-family home must first be demolished.
The Brickman Group and investor Daniel Loeb are planning to convert the three-story, 150,000 square-foot warehouse into offices at 30-02 48th Avenue, in the Hunters Point section of Long Island City. According to Crain’s, the building near the Hunters Point Avenue 7 train stop will undergo a top-down renovation, featuring a new lobby and roof deck, designed by Fogarty Finger. Brickman acquired the the property in 2013 for $21 million.