The Chinese community in Flushing is quickly growing beyond the borders of its little downtown and building large mixed-use buildings on the suburban edges of the Queens neighborhood. Developers looking for property have pushed east along Northern Boulevard into Murray Hill, where one builder has filed plans for a 15-story building at 35-08 146th Street.
Rye, NY-based Woodbine Company has purchased the development site at 34 East 62nd Street, on the Upper East Side, for $11.9 million from Russian developer Janna Bullock. Back in 2007, she filed permits for a five-story townhouse, but plans stalled out. The vacant property has 8,000 square feet of development rights, but can be expanded by 6,000 square feet with the purchase of additional air rights. No new building applications have been filed.
Tai W. Liu, head of an anonymous LLC, has filed applications for a six-story, 10-unit mixed-use building at 16 Bay 25th Street, in Bath Beach, right around the corner to the D train’s stop at 20th Avenue. The building will measure 16,376 square feet in total, and will feature 2,115 square feet of retail space on the basement level, in addition to 3,638 square feet for a day care on the first floor. Residential units above will average 1,062 square feet, and Chinatown-based H2 Consulting is the applicant of record. Demolition permits were filed for the existing two-story, two-unit building in July.
Nathan Lenchevsky has filed applications for a four-story, six-unit residential building at 1346 46th Street, in central Borough Park, four blocks from the D train’s stop at 50th Street. The building will measure 8,813 square feet, making for a specious average units of 1,470 square feet apiece. Rockland County-based Kenneth Thomas is the applicant of record, and an existing three-story home must first be demolished.
Following the approval of a 30-year tax abatement and a false ground-breaking in 2013, Boraie Development is now expecting to begin construction on a 26-story, 169-market-rate-unit mixed-use building at 40 Rector Street, in downtown Newark, a few blocks north of Penn Station. The existing six-story building will expand, and 8,500 square feet of retail will be located in the base. According to NJ Advance Media, Goldman Sachs is financing the majority of the project, dubbed One Riverview, and permits are currently be acquired to begin construction.