A nine-story, 32-unit mixed-use project has topped out at 41-04 27th Street, in the Queens Plaza section of Long Island City. The structure can be seen in a photo update by The Court Square Blog. Dubbed Queens Boro Tower, the latest buildings permits indicate it encompasses 30,355 square feet. The ground floor and part of the cellar level will be occupied by 4,073 square feet of retail space. On the floors above, the residential units should average 654 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. A fitness center is listed as an amenity, and renderings of the project show many of the apartments will feature balconies. Rego Park-based Great Stone Development is the developer, while Chang Hwa Tan’s Elmhurst-based Tan Architect is the architect of record. Completion can be expected in early 2017. In March, the project was just five stories above street level.
Leroy Blake, doing business as an anonymous Queens-based LLC, has filed applications for four three-story residential buildings at 98-03 37th Avenue and 35-53 – 35-57 98th Street, in North Corona, located four blocks from the Junction Boulevard stop on the 7 train. They will vary in size, measuring between 3,240 to 3,960 square feet each. The two closest to 37th Avenue will contain ground-floor retail space and a single unit on each of the upper floors. The other two will contain three units each. Across the entire development, the full-floor apartments should average 899 square feet apiece, while the retail units should average 616 square feet apiece. Chang Hwa Tan’s Flushing-based Tan Architect is the architect of record. A two-story house on the corner must first be demolished.
Calvin Danzig, going business as a Long Island-based company, has filed applications for a six-story, 10-unit residential building at 23-60 31st Avenue, in the heart of Astoria, located four blocks from the Broadway stop on the N/Q trains. The structure will encompass 10,771 square feet, and its residential units should average 922 square feet apiece. That means the apartments could either be luxury rentals or condominiums. Chang Hwa Tan’s Flushing-based Tan Architect is the architect of record. The 28-foot-wide lot is currently occupied by two-story apartment townhouse. Demolition permits were filed in April.
The mid-rise interior of Long Island City’s skyscraper district at Queens Plaza/Court Square is about to get another addition in the form of a six-story, eight-unit building at 42-43 27th Street. The builder, New York Fast General Construction, lives up to their name as construction is moving at a rapid pace. When we last checked in at the beginning of March, excavation was only starting. Now, a month and a half later, more than half of the foundation walls in the basement are complete, with metal rebar ready for assembly of the ground floor.
Pastor John Hao’s Faith Bible Church & Seminary has been filing applications since 2013 to build a seven-story, 28,064-square-foot church at the site of their current house of worship, located at 133-20 41st Avenue. That’s in downtown Flushing, three blocks from the Main Street Station on the 7 train. The latest filing indicates the new building would have the main sanctuary on the ground and second floors, followed by a library, multi-purpose rooms, office and conference rooms, and storage space on the third and fourth floors. The fifth through seventh floors would contain classrooms. Chang Hwa Tan’s Flushing-based Tan Architect is the architect of record. According to the demolition permit, work began last September to raze the church’s existing two-story building.