Although two-family housing projects have basically dropped off the map since the financial crisis of 2008, small-scale residential development is slowly becoming feasible again. Although these are typically in-fill projects on formerly vacant lots, the burgeoning demand for residential is slowly paving the way for these little developments in eastern Queens.
An LLC has filed applications for a two-story, two-unit residential building measuring 2,060 square feet at 14-11 113th Street, on the western tip of College Point. Gerald Caliendo is designing, and the existing 2.5-story structure passed pre-demolition inspection this past March.
When a normal developer encounters a plot of land zoned M1-1 – the lowest industrial density, generally designed to accommodate one-story warehouses – they don’t see much potential. But Chinese developers in eastern Queens are…