Foundation work has been completed for the six-story, 37-unit mixed-use building under development at 23-01 41st Avenue, located on the corner of 23rd Street in the Queens Plaza section of Long Island City. The site can be seen in a photo posted by The Court Square Blog. The latest permits indicate the new building will eventually measure 42,367 square feet. The ground floor will contain 6,233 square feet of commercial space, specifically for photographic studios. The residential units above will be condominiums and should average 684 square feet apiece. An anonymous Midtown-based LLC is the developer. Angelo Ng + Anthony Ng Architects Studio is the design architect and Xiaohong Zhao’s Queens-based Ameriland Brook is the applicant of record. Completion is expected in the second half of 2017.
Brooklyn-based Infinity Properties has filed applications for a four-story, four-unit residential building at 16 Underhill Avenue, in Prospect Heights. The project will measure 5,513 square feet and its residential units should average 1,207 square feet apiece. The full-floor apartments will likely be condominiums. Gerald J. Caliendo’s Briarwood-based architecture firm is the architect of record. The 30-foot-wide, 2,427-square-foot property is vacant. The Clinton-Washington Avenues stop on the C train is two blocks away.
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.
The Vorea Group has signed a 99-year ground-lease, worth roughly $350 million, for the 10,000-square-foot development site at 23-20 Jackson Avenue, located on the corner of Pearson Street in the Court Square section of Long Island City. The developer plans to build a mixed-use commercial building measuring between 50,000 square feet and 65,000 square feet, according to the Wall Street Journal. The lower floors will contain 30,000 square feet of retail space while the upper floors will feature offices. The site, currently occupied by a single-story commercial building, can accommodate up to 50,000 square feet of leasable commercial square-footage. Neither demolition permits nor new building applications have been filed. Real Estate Weekly reported on the details of the lease.
A deteriorating Brooklyn residential building could finally meet its end in the near future. Last Tuesday, the Landmarks Preservation Commission heard a proposal to demolish the three-story structure at 476 Washington Avenue, in Clinton Hill. However, the proposal for its replacement was not met with the commissioners’ approval.