The city’s School Construction Authority has filed applications to expand the Academy for Excellence Through the Arts campus (AEA/P.S. Q303), at 108-55 69th Avenue, in northern Forest Hills, located six blocks north of the Forest Hills-71st Av stop on the E/F/M/R trains. A new two-story, 60,065-square-foot school will be built on the site’s eastern end at 68-60 110th Street. The cellar level will host classrooms, a gymnasium, an auditorium, a cafeteria, and storage space, followed by more classrooms, a library, and addition storage space on the ground floor. The second floor will host administrative offices, classrooms, and additional storage space. Edgar Rawlings’ Lower East Side-based Rawlings Architects will be designing the building.
Taneshwar Sukhdeo, doing business as an anonymous Ozone Park-based LLC, has filed applications for a three-story, three-unit residential building, at 142-37 Rockaway Boulevard, in South Jamaica. The new building will measure 4,260 square feet and its residential units should average a spacious 1,065 square feet apiece, indicative of family-sized configurations. Each of the apartments will span a full floor. Olabanji B. Awosika’s Jamaica-based Banji Awosika Architect is the architect of record. The 34-foot-wide, 2,910-square-foot lot is currently vacant.
Eyal Ovadia, doing business as an anonymous Brooklyn-based LLC, has filed applications for two five-story, six-unit residential buildings at 860-862 East 35th Street, in southern East Flatbush, located five blocks from the Flatbush Av-Brooklyn College stop on the 2/5 trains. Each building will measure 5,907 square feet, and the residential units across both structures should average a rental-sized 728 square feet apiece. They layouts are identical in each building, with a single unit on the ground floor, two units per floor on the the second and third levels, and a single unit on the fourth and fifth floors. Queens-based Gerald J. Caliendo is the architect of record. The 40-foot-wide plot is currently occupied by a two-and-a-half-story wood-framed house. Demolition permits were recently filed to knock it down.
TriBeCa-based MJMV Holdings has filed applications for a seven-story, 16-unit mixed-use building at 25-40 31st Street, in Astoria, located a stone’s throw away from the Astoria Boulevard Station on the N/Q trains. The structure will measure 16,522 square feet and will include 1,488 square feet of retail space on the ground floor. The residential units, which begin on the second floor, should average 704 square feet apiece, indicate of rental apartments. Amenities include an eight-car parking garage, private storage, bike parking, a recreational area, and a laundry. Astoria-based Christopher V. Papa is the architect of record. Two three-story townhouses must first be demolished.
Excavation work for the new condo building at 160 Leroy Street (a.k.a. 156 Leroy Street), in the West Village, began at least a month ago. But on Thursday, at a little after noon, a groundbreaking ceremony was held.