Royal One Real Estate has filed applications for a nine-story, 88-key hotel at 42-59 Crescent Street, located on the corner of 43rd Avenue in Long Island City’s Queens Plaza/Court Square sections. The project will encompass 38,540 square feet. It will feature a slew of amenities, including laundry facilities, a business center with meeting rooms, a lounge, a bar/restaurant in the cellar, a café, and outdoor terraces on the ground and rooftop levels. Gwo-Shenq Wey’s Forest Hills-based architecture firm is the architect of record. The developer plans to acquire a variance from the Board of Standards and Appeals, DNAinfo reported. The 4,416-square-foot lot is vacant.
An anonymous Brooklyn-based LLC has filed applications for a four-story, five-unit residential building at 328 21st Street, in South Slope. The project will measure 6,325 square feet and its residential units should average 817 square feet apiece. It’s unclear whether rentals or condominiums are in the works. Woody Chen’s Elmhurst-based Infocus Design & Planning is the architect of record. The 19-foot-wide, 1,903-square-foot lot is occupied by a two-story townhouse. Demolition permits have not been filed.
RUC Holdings has proposed an eight-story, 55-unit mixed-use building at 342 Johnston Avenue, located on the corner of Whiton Street in the Bergen-Lafayette section of Jersey City. The project will also have ground-floor retail space and 13 off-street parking spaces. There will be 55 apartments, of which 15 percent, or eight units, would be set aside as affordable housing, Jersey Digs reported. It wasn’t disclosed if the market-rate apartments were rentals or condominiums. The corner site is occupied by a small, single-story commercial building. The city’s Planning Board must approve the project for it to proceed.
Back at the end of 2014, YIMBY reported on the first permits for Ceruzzi Properties’ new tower at 520 Fifth Avenue, on the corner of West 43rd Street. The building will rise 71 floors and 920 feet to its roof, with a design by Handel Architects that YIMBY can now reveal thanks to eagle-eyed Forum user YIM_Hudson.
As the new Hunters Point Library nears completion, another new library in Queens is open to the public. On Tuesday, the Elmhurst Community Library, a branch of the Queens Library, opened its doors.