Construction appears to have been completed on the seven-story, 23-unit mixed-use project at 227 Grand Street, located on the corner of Elizabeth Street in Chinatown. The project is a redevelopment of three existing commercial structures that stood two or three stories in height. The expanded structure contains 6,929 square feet of commercial space, consisting of retail on the ground and second floors, in addition to office space also on the second floor. The residential units, across floors three through seven, should average 574 square feet apiece, indicative of rentals.
Big, mixed-use developments are slowly reshaping Queens Boulevard in Elmhurst, which is one of Queens’s fastest growing neighborhoods, after Flushing and Long Island City. Now, a new seven-story, mixed-use building is headed for 84-18 Queens Boulevard, in the heart of the area’s Chinatown.
A Brooklyn-based property owner has filed applications for a four-story, four-unit residential project at 573 Classon Avenue, in southern Clinton Hill. The new building will measure 4,488 square feet and its full-floor residential units should average 892 square feet apiece. Based on size, the apartments could either be rentals or condominiums. Pirooz Soltanizadeh’s Jamaica-based Royal Engineering is the applicant of record. The 22-foot-wide, 1,792-square-foot lot is vacant. The Franklin Avenue-Fulton Street stop on the C train and Franklin Avenue Shuttle is around the block.
Earlier last month, Bayonne, N.J.-based BCB Community Bank received approval from the Jersey City Planning Board to build a five-story, 72-unit mixed-use project at 429 Bergen Avenue, located on the corner of Clendenny Avenue in the Bergen-Lafeyette section of Jersey City. The ground floor will contain 2,150 square feet of retail space and a 50-car parking garage. The 25,600-square-foot property is currently vacant and traded hands for $2 million in August, Jersey Digs reported. A construction timeline has not been disclosed.
An anonymous Astoria-based LLC has filed applications for a five-story, 10-unit residential project at 14-11 31st Avenue, in western Astoria. The new building will measure 8,511 square feet and its residential units should average 731 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. There will be three off-street parking spaces. Gerald J. Caliendo’s Briarwood-based architecture firm is the architect of record. The 25-foot-wide, 3,687-square-foot lot is occupied by a two-story townhouse. Demolition permits have not been filed.