An anonymous developer has revealed plans to construct a new six-story self-storage facility in Rockaway Beach, Queens. Located at 106-02 Rockaway Beach Boulevard, the existing lot is currently undeveloped and will require zoning text amendments before the project can break ground.
Large new residential projects don’t happen often in the Rockaways, where most neighborhoods are zoned for small apartment buildings and one- and two-family homes. But one developer is planning a nine-story, mixed-use building at 1-37 Beach 116th Street in Rockaway Park, steps from the boardwalk and the ocean.
Upstate New York-based Catalyst Construction Group has filed applications for six two-story, two-unit residential buildings at 92-02 – 92-16 Rockaway Freeway, in Rockaway Beach. That’s a neighborhood located along the Rockaways, in Queens. All six of the structures will measure 3,032 square feet each. Across the entire project, the units — which will each take up a single floor — should average 997 square feet apiece, indicative of family-sized configurations. Haworth, N.J.-based T.F. Cusanelli & Filletti Architects is the architect of record. The 14,900-square-foot lot, located at the corner of Beach 92nd Street, is vacant. The Beach 90th Street stop on the A train and Rockaway Park Shuttle is four blocks away.
Property owner Kenneth Rudden has filed applications for a three-story, four-unit residential building at 174A Beach 111th Street, in Rockaway Park. That’s a neighborhood along the Rockaways in Queens. The project will measure 3,740 square feet and its residential units should average 935 square feet apiece, which means either rentals or condominiums could be in the works. The ground floor will contain parking for four cars. It will be subject to flooding and purposefully doesn’t include living space. Financial District-based CSA Group is the architect of record. The project will be constructed as part of the Build It Back program, which funds the rebuilding of residential structures destroyed or demolished after receiving damage from Hurricane Sandy. The 6,000-square-foot site is currently vacant.
Brooklyn-based Marcal Group is planning to develop four mixed-use buildings – each rising nine stories in height – on an assemblage of development sites located between Beach 115th and 117th streets, in Rockaway Park. That’s a neighborhood along the Rockaways in southern Queens. Dubbed Seaport Landing, the entire project will encompass 240,000 square feet of residential space and 23,000 square feet of ground-floor retail, the Rockaway Times reported. The total number of apartments, all condominiums, wasn’t disclosed, but at least 158 of them will be sold at affordable rates to seniors. The building at 157 Beach 115th Street will contain 58 affordable units and the one at 160 Beach 117th Street will contain 100 affordable units. The two facing Beach 116th Street will be market-rate buildings. Most of the assembled properties are vacant with the exception of 129 Beach 116th Street, which is currently occupied by a single-story commercial building, acquired in 2015 for $5 million. Demolition permits haven’t yet been filed. The Rockaway Park-Beach 116th Street stop on the A train and Rockaway Park Shuttle is two blocks away.