Jiang Xiang Gao, operating under an anonymous LLC, has filed applications for two four-story, multi-family residential buildings at 41-10 – 41-12 69th Street, in southern Woodside, two blocks south of the 7 train’s stop at 69th Street. The development will total six residential units — three in each building — spread across 6,640 square feet, which means apartments will average 1,107 square feet apiece. Robert Lin’s Flushing-based A&T Engineering is the applicant of record, and demolition permits for the existing two-story house were filed in August.
The Universal Church has filed applications for a six-story, 63,340 square-foot place of worship at 68-03 Roosevelt Avenue, in Woodside, right under the 69th Street stop on the 7 train. The building will include classrooms, rectory units, and multi-purpose rooms, and will occupy a large portion of the block. Mothusi Phometsi, of M3G Design, is the architect of record, and the church’s existing single-story building must first be demolished.
Last week brought Queens applications for three more two-family building projects, further steadying the stream of small scale housing development in the relatively suburban outer borough. Small projects like these haven’t been a popular form of new housing since the mid-2000’s, but they are penciling out for local developers post recession.
The burgeoning new immigrant population in Woodside, Jackson Heights and Corona has driven a small construction boom in those neighborhoods, and one developer has decided to capitalize on the area’s growth with an eight-story hotel at 64-06 Queens Boulevard in Woodside.