Manhattan is on its way to getting a new historic district. On Tuesday, the Landmarks Preservation Commission calendared designation of the Sullivan-Thompson Historic District.
Construction is now two stories above ground level on the six-story, 44-unit mixed-use project under development at 27-05 41st Avenue, located on the corner of 27th Street in the Queens Plaza section of Long Island City. The structure can be seen in an update by The Court Square Blog. The latest building permits indicate the building will measure 50,530 square feet and rise 60 feet in height, not including the bulkhead.
A Brooklyn-based property owner has filed applications for a three-story, seven-unit residential building at 32 Fountain Avenue, located on the northern end of East New York. The project will measure 6,840 square feet and its residential units should average 956 square feet apiece, indicative of apartments with family-sized configurations. Benjamin A. Leonardi’s Howard Beach-based Miele Associates is the architect of record. The 5,000-square-foot property is vacant. The Norwood Avenue stop on the J train is three blocks away.
Elmhurst is quickly becoming Queens’ second Chinatown after Flushing, and development has followed on the heels of the neighborhood’s booming Asian immigrant population. The latest example comes from 51-20 Van Loon Street, at the corner of Queens Boulevard.
Construction has topped out and is quickly wrapping up on the six-story, 102-unit mixed-use building under development at 5 Blue Slip as part of the Greenpoint Landing mega-development, in northern Greenpoint. All of the building’s apartments will rent at below-market rates through the affordable housing lottery; applications for them have just launched.