In February of 2015, the property owners of the development site at 22-43 Jackson Avenue (a.k.a. 45-60 23rd Street), located in the Court Square section of Long Island City, placed the property on the market, asking $29 million. Now, Circle F Capital is in contract to acquire the site for nearly $25 million, according to The Real Deal. The developer is planning a 10- or 11-story mixed-use building, with condominium units and 25,000 square feet of retail space. The plot, which is currently occupied by a single-story office building, can accommodate up to 76,000 square feet of development potential. Demolition permits have not been filed for the existing building, nor have new building applications for the new one.
The Mount Calvary United Holy Church at 482 Grand Avenue – in southern Clinton Hill, located two blocks from Clinton-Washington Avenues stop on the A/C trains – has filed applications to add two stories of apartments atop their 1,893-square-foot church, and to build a new four-story, eight-unit residential building on the vacant lot at 480 Grand Avenue. There will be four 751 square-foot apartments in the expansion above the church. The ground-up building will measure 5,708 square feet, with units measuring an average 713 square feet apiece. Bahram Tehrani’s Jamaica-based BTE Design Services is the architect of record.
Northern Long Island City is on its way to getting a new residential building, made out of an old commercial one. We have photos of the work underway at 33-01 38th Avenue, courtesy of an alert reader.
Queens-based Mar and Mostak Inc. has filed applications for two two-story, two-family houses at 107-46 – 107-48 Union Hall Street, in Jamaica, located five blocks from the Jamaica Center-Parsons/Archer Station in the E/J/Z trains. Each will measure 4,441 square feet, and, across both structures, the full-floor residential units should average 1,480 square feet apiece. The apartments will likely be geared towards families, and each unit will come with an off-street parking space. Akeeb B. Shekoni’s Jamaica-based Askon Architects is the architect of record. The 66-foot-wide lot is currently occupied by a two-story house. Demolition permits were filed in March to remove it.
Sam Mahgerefteh, doing business as Great Neck-based LLC, has filed applications for a four-story, two-unit residential building at 1773 Topping Avenue, in Mount Hope, located four blocks from the 174-175 Streets stop on the B/D trains. The new structure would measure 3,703 square feet and would rise from a 17-foot-wide, 1,615-square-foot vacant lot. The units would average a spacious 1,851 square feet apiece, with the first unit occupying the ground and second floors, and the other occupying the upper two levels. The ground floor will also have an enclosed parking space. Sion Hourizadeh’s Floral Park-based Sion Associates is the applicant of record.