In October of 2014, YIMBY reported on filings for a 27-story, 168-unit residential building at 27-19 44th Drive, in Long Island City, and now The Court Square Blog has spotted on-site renderings of the project, which is being developed by Twining Properties. The latest permits have the building measuring 128,006 square feet, which includes 2,807 square feet of ground-floor retail space, and units averaging 731 square feet apiece. Handel Architects is the architect of record. Demolition of the site’s two-story predecessor finished in September, and completion is slated for the summer of 2017.
Benny Fong has filed applications for a five-story, eight-unit mixed-use building at 861 51st Street, in eastern Sunset Park, located five blocks from the D train’s stop at 50th Street. The project will measure 6,594 square feet, which includes 1,205 square feet of healthcare facilities on the ground and cellar levels. Residential units begin on the second floor and will average a rental-sized 719 square feet. Brooklyn-based Shiming Tam is the architect of record, and permits were filed in September to demolish two single-family townhouses.
Property owner Mario Del Brun has filed applications for a four-story, four-unit residential building at 1027 Nelson Avenue, in Highbridge, located six blocks from the 4 train’s stop at 161st Street/Yankee Stadium. The building will rise on a small, 19-foot-wide vacant lot and will measure just 3,083 square feet, which translates into average units of 771 square feet each. Bakhtiar Sahmloo’s Kew Gardens-based Tabriz Design Group is the applicant of record.
Brooklyn-based Lev J Management has filed applications for a four-story, eight-unit residential building at 703 Lafayette Avenue, in central Bedford-Stuyvesant, located three blocks east of the Nostrand Avenue stop on the G train. The building will measure 5,957 square feet, which means units will average 745 square feet apiece, indicative of rentals. The project will include a fifth-floor penthouse, rooftop space, and mezzanine levels on the lower floors. IMC Architecture is the architect of record, and permits were filed in August to demolish the existing two-story townhouse.
Not much development happens in East Elmhurst, a sleepy little neighborhood in Queens sandwiched in between LaGuardia Airport, Willets Point, and Flushing Bay. The working class area doesn’t have any subway lines, unless residents want to take a long walk or a bus to the 7 train at Roosevelt Avenue.