Hotel developers have started flocking to the transit-rich and industrially zoned area around Queensboro Plaza, but it looks like the hotel boom has moved north towards the Astoria borderlands. New building applications were filed today for a nine-story hotel at 12-02 37th Avenue in Long Island City, at the edge of the neighborhood’s Industrial Business Zone.
Property owner Shahram Nassi has filed applications for two five-story, three-unit residential buildings at the vacant lots of 5-18 – 5-20 51st Avenue, in Hunts Point, Long Island City. The buildings will measure nearly 5,000 square feet, which means units will probably be condos, averaging 1,665 square feet. One duplex unit will share the first floor with the lobby and then take up the entire second floor. Another will occupy the third floor, and the last duplex will span the fourth and fifth floors. Issac & Stern Architects is designing.
Rajpreet Kaur has filed applications for a three-unit residential development spanning the lots of 121-10 – 121-14 149th Avenue, in South Ozone Park, northeast of JFK Airport. Consisting of two 2,250 square-foot, two-story buildings, one will function as a single-family home, while the other will be a two-family building. Manish Savani is the architect of record, and the site’s former single-story home — acquired in 2014 for $870,000 — was demolished earlier this month.
Bawabeh Realty Holdings is currently constructing a multi-building, 250,000 square-foot commercial hub — dubbed Linden Center — at 78-01 – 79-99 Linden Boulevard, in Lindenwood, Queens. There will be two double-story buildings and another single-story structure. The complex is currently 70% leased, with more than 18 retail leases, including a 45,000 square-foot LA Fitness. A small office portion is also planned, and completion is expected by 2016, according to The Real Deal.
Michael Cotoia, head of Alpine Ready Mix (a Queens-based concrete supplier), has filed applications for a two-story mixed-use commercial building at 58-38 69th Street, in eastern Maspeth. The building will measure 11,000 square feet; retail space will span 5,500 square feet on the ground floor while a health care facility will take the second level. Fushing-based Frank Quatela is the architect of record, and an existing single-story structure must first be demolished.