A nine-story, 32-unit mixed-use project has topped out at 41-04 27th Street, in the Queens Plaza section of Long Island City. The structure can be seen in a photo update by The Court Square Blog. Dubbed Queens Boro Tower, the latest buildings permits indicate it encompasses 30,355 square feet. The ground floor and part of the cellar level will be occupied by 4,073 square feet of retail space. On the floors above, the residential units should average 654 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. A fitness center is listed as an amenity, and renderings of the project show many of the apartments will feature balconies. Rego Park-based Great Stone Development is the developer, while Chang Hwa Tan’s Elmhurst-based Tan Architect is the architect of record. Completion can be expected in early 2017. In March, the project was just five stories above street level.
The year 2015 marked the 50th anniversary of the law that created the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission. It was full of celebration, and education. However, it is 2016 when the future of the commission is being decided.
Brooklyn-based developer Urban View has filed applications for a four-story, 10-unit residential building at 27 Kossuth Place, in central Bushwick. The structure will measure 8,250 square feet, which means its units should average 825 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. There will be one unit on the ground floor, followed by six units across the second and third floors, and three units on the fourth floor. Woody Chen’s Elmhurst-based Infocus Design & Planning is the architect of record. The 37-foot-wide, 3,750-square-foot lot is currently occupied by a three-story, three-family townhouse. Demolition permits were filed in April. The site is located around the corner from the Kosciuszko Street stop on the J train.
Pennsylvania-based S&A Home Builder has filed applications for a four-story, 76,354-square-foot self-storage facility at 150-30 Liberty Avenue, in Jamaica. It will boast 55,526 square feet of commercial space for storage, three loading docks, and accessory office space. Frank L. Truglio’s Oyster Bay, N.Y.-based NF Architectural Designs is the architect of record. The development assemblage measures 31,132 square feet and consists of a strip of one- and two-story auto repair shops and some vacant lots. Demolition permits have not yet been filed. The site is located five blocks south of the Jamaica Center-Parsons/Architect Station on the E, J, and Z trains.
Brooklyn-based property owner Jeffrey Zagelbaum has filed applications for two five-story, eight-unit residential buildings at 1517-1519 New York Avenue, in southern East Flatbush. Each will measure 6,500 square feet and residential units should average 750 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. Half of the units will be duplexes, according to the Schedule A. Brooklyn-based Asher Hershkowitz is the architect of record. The 40-foot-wide, 4,000-square-foot plot is currently occupied by a two-and-a-half-story house. Demolition permits were filed in May. The site is located four blocks from the Flatbush Avenue-Brooklyn College stop on the 2 and 5 trains.