Elmhurst-based Song Lin has filed applications for ten four-story, three-unit residential buildings at 85-08 – 85-20 57th Avenue and 84-71 – 84-77 57th Road, in Elmhurst, five blocks from the Woodhaven Boulevard stop on the M and R trains. The buildings, which will vary in size, will be built on a block-thru lot at the current site of the New York Bethzatha Church. Six of them will have 3,995 square feet of residential space each, which means their units will average 1,332 square feet apiece. Two other buildings will measure 3,979 square feet, one will have 4,698 square feet and the final building will total 6,237 square feet. The units in the largest building would average 2,079 square feet, so condominiums are more than likely in the works. Chang Hwa Tan’s Flushing-based Tan Architect is the architect of record. Demolition permits were filed to remove the church in November.
Since April of 2015, Brooklyn-based Blue Stone Capital has been filing applications for a six-story, 20-unit residential building at 3 West 128th Street, in Harlem. The project will encompass 15,896 square feet, and 13,163 square feet will be used as residential space. Units will begin on the ground floor and will average 658 square feet apiece, indicative of rentals. The structure will be topped by a 433.5 square-foot rooftop recreational space. Boaz Golani’s Bronx-based BMG Design Build is the architect of record. The 35-foot-wide vacant lot traded hands for $2 million this past October.
Seewell Realty, based in Scarsdale, N.Y., has filed applications for a seven-story, 15,624 square-foot medical office building at 63 Audubon Avenue, between West 168th and 169th streets in Washington Heights. The offices, in the form of community facility space, will total 11,854 square feet in the building. It’s not known how many separate medical groups are expected to operate in the new structure, although the cellar level through the seventh floor will contain offices. Alexander Zhitnik, head of Chinatown-based Z Architecture, is designing the building. Demolition permits were filed back in 2014 to raze the existing three-story, two-unit wood-frame townhouse.
Brooklyn-based Mendel Gold has filed applications for a four-story, eight-unit residential building at 115 Suydam Street, in western Bushwick, located three blocks from the Central Avenue stop on the M train. The project will measure 7,832 square feet in total and will include 5,660 square feet of residential space. That means units will average 708 square feet apiece, indicative of rental units. Hudson Valley-based Aryeh Siegel is the architect of record. An existing two-story, two-family brick house must first be demolished.
Development is starting to pick up in Rego Park, a suburban piece of eastern Queens nestled between Forest Hills, Corona, and Elmhurst. Today, we have a look at a rental building under construction at 97-45 63rd Drive, at the corner of 98th Street.