Originally filed in 2012, new building permits have again been submitted for a four-story, 102-unit hotel at 132-15 Nassau Expressway, on the southern edge of South Ozone Park. That’s the vacant, 14,280-square-foot triangular property, bound by 149th and 150th avenues and 132nd Street, near JFK International Airport. The new building will encompass 36,997 square feet. The hotel rooms should average a budget-sized 280 square feet apiece.Guest amenities include a fitness center, a breakfast dining area, a meeting room, and storage for four bikes. Sam Chang’s Great Neck, N.Y.-based McSam Hotel Group is the developer and Michael Kang’s Flushing-based architectural firm is the architect of record.
South Ozone Park
Queens-based property owner Lakhwinder Singh has filed applications for three two-story, two-family houses at 131-03 – 131-09 133rd Street, in South Ozone Park. Two of them will measure 3,020 square feet, while the third will measure a slightly smaller 2,856 square feet. Across all three, their full-floor residential units should average 898 square feet apiece, indicative of smaller family-sized configurations. Giuseppe Bonomo’s Staten Island-based Design Build Staten Island Inc. is the architect of record. The 9,000-square-foot lot, located on the corner of 131st Avenue, is currently partially occupied by a two-story house. Demolition permits haven’t yet been filed. The site is located just blocks from the northern edge of John F. Kennedy International Airport.
The Resorts World Casino is proposing to expand their two-story, 330,000-square-foot building — located on the grounds of the Aqueduct Racetrack at 110-00 Rockaway Boulevard, in South Ozone Park, Queens — by roughy 420,000 square feet. The expansion would include an additional 1,000 video lottery terminals, a 400-key hotel, a 20,000-square-foot spa & resort, and at least 140,000 square feet of convention and meeting space, the Wall Street Journal reported. The expansion would be built immeadiately west of the existing casino, where a parking lot is currently located. The proposal would also leave room for the expanded facility to be further expanded with even more retail and casino spaces. The plans must be approved by the Franchise Oversight Board and the New York State Gaming Commission. With proper approvals, completion is expected in early 2019. The casino is connected to the A train’s Aqueduct Racetrack stop via a pedestrian bridge.
Property owner Sarabjit Singh has filed applications for two two-story, three-unit residential buildings at 124-39 – 124-43 135th Place, located on the corner of Alwick Road, in South Ozone Park. Each will measure 4,548 square feet. Across both buildings, the residential units should average 1,058 square feet apiece, indicative of family-sized apartments. Each structure will feature one off-street parking space, plus residential storage space in the cellar. Bakhtiar Shamloo’s Kew Gardens-based Tabriz Design Group is the architect of record. The 80-foot-wide lot is currently occupied by a two-and-a-half-story wood-framed house. Demolition permits were filed in March.
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.