As property values in Long Island City skyrocket, developers are starting to look a little further afield for places to build office space. A pair of developers are taking a chance on an industrially zoned strip in Sunnyside, just across the rail yards from Long Island City. They just filed plans for an eight-story office and medical building there at 38-01 Queens Boulevard, on the corner of 38th Street.
An anonymous Brooklyn-based LLC has filed applications for a four-story, six-unit residential building at 121 Bay 26th Street, in Bath Beach. The project will measure 7,093 square feet and its residential units should average 910 square feet apiece. There will also be five off-street parking spaces. Either condominiums or rentals could be in the works. Dezhang Fang’s Flushing-based architecture firm is the architect of record. The 4,543-square-foot site was occupied by a two-and-a-half-story house until that structure was demolished earlier this year. The 20th Avenue stop on the D train is three blocks away.
Borough Park-based B&H Management has filed applications for a four-story, eight-unit residential building at 594 Powell Street, in Brownsville. The project will measure 5,631 square feet and its residential units should average 663 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. Reza Khamcy’s Great Neck, N.Y.-based Icon Engineering is the applicant of record. The 24-foot-wide, 2,411-square-foot property is currently vacant. The Junius Street stop on the 3 train is three blocks away.
A Queens-based property owner has filed applications for two four-story, three-unit residential buildings 42-17 and 42-19 74th Street, in northern Elmhurst. The buildings will each measure 4,180 square feet and, across both, the residential units should average 975 square feet apiece. In total, there will be four full-floor apartments and two double-floor duplexes. Amenities include four off-street parking spaces and laundry facilities. Xiaohong Zhao’s Queens-based Ameriland Brook is the architect of record. The 5,000-square-foot site is occupied by a two-story residential building. Demolition permits were recently filed. The Roosevelt Avenue-74th Street stop on the 7, E, F, M, and R trains is three blocks away.
The Collegiate School sold off its buildings on West 78th Street to its landmarked neighbor, the West End Collegiate Church, and now the new campus for the tony, all-boys educational institution is rising at 301 Freedom Place in the Riverside Center development. Prolific photographer Tectonic brings us the latest from the site between West 61st and West 62nd Streets, a block inland from the West Side Highway and the Hudson River.