A rendering has been spotted on the construction fence of the development site at 97-01 Waltham Street, in downtown Jamaica. An eight-story, 58-key hotel project is planned, per the latest building permits. The new building will measure 31,346 square feet and rise 85 feet above street level to its roof. Guest amenities include a fitness center, a business center, two off-street parking spaces, and storage for five bikes. There will also be a 2,379-square-foot “social club” on the ground floor. Nehalkumar Gandhi’s North Bergen, N.J.-based LLC is the developer and Gerald J. Caliendo’s Briarwood-based firm is the architect of record. Completion is currently scheduled for 2017.
An anonymous Astoria-based LLC has filed applications for a three-story, four-unit residential building at 32-27 35th Street, in Astoria. The project will measure 5,505 square feet and its residential units should average 1,132 square feet apiece, indicative of condominiums. The schedule A contradicts the main documents, though, and describes a project that will rise four stories and contain six residential units. It’s unclear which version will be built. Frank Petruso’s Great Neck, N.Y.-based architecture firm is the architect of record. An existing two-story townhouse must first be demolished. The Broadway stop on the N and Q trains is six blocks away.
Briarwood-based HIIC Builders has filed applications for two four-story, six-unit residential buildings at 948-954 Herkimer Street, in eastern Bedford-Stuyvesant. The buildings will measure 6,128 square feet each and their residential units should average 714 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. Gerald J. Caliendo’s Briarwood-based architecture firm is the architect of record. The 44-foot-wide, 4,400-square-foot site is currently occupied by a small two-story townhouse. Demolition permits were filed in September. The Ralph Avenue stop on the C train is two blocks away.
A major step forward for the New York City skyline was taken on Tuesday morning. Elected officials joined developers to celebrate the official groundbreaking for One Vanderbilt.
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.