New, glassy residential towers have dramatically reshaped Long Island City and, now, the construction boom is moving north into Astoria. A local developer hopes to demolish a discount furniture store at 28-16 21st Street in Astoria and build a seven-story apartment building.
Brooklyn-based Leny Vays has filed applications for four four-story, six-unit residential buildings at 21-20 – 21-28 45th Road and 21-19 46th Avenue, in the Hunters Point section of Long Island City. Each of them will measure 4,883 square feet, which means the residential units should average 813 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. The 15,000-square-foot assemblage, currently occupied by multiple single-story warehouses, spans 125 feet along 45th Road. Since each building will measure 25 feet across and there isn’t anything filed at 21-22 45th Road and 21-26 45th Road, two more are probably on the way, and the unit count could rise to 36. Igor Zaslavskiy’s Brooklyn-based Zproekt is the architect of record and demolition permits were filed in June.
The South Bronx is suddenly booming with new construction. Most of the action is happening along the waterfront in Mott Haven and Port Morris, but investors looking for cheaper properties have started paying attention to neighborhoods below the typical real estate radar, like Highbridge.
Construction is now two stories above street level on the seven-story, 106-unit mixed-use building under development at 500 East 14th Street, on the corner of Avenue A in the East Village. The progress can be seen in a Curbed NY report. The entire project, which will include another seven-story, 54-unit component at 524 East 14th Street, will encompass 253,432 square feet, per the latest building permits. There will be 56,610 square feet of retail space on the ground and cellar levels between the two buildings. Over the summer, Target leased 42,367 square feet of space in the larger one. The residential units will be condominiums and should average 1,215 square feet apiece. Extell Development Company is the developer and Beyer Blinder Belle is behind the architecture. Completion is expected in 2017.
An anonymous Brooklyn-based LLC has filed applications for a six-story, 10-unit mixed-use building at 1104 Bedford Avenue, in western Bedford-Stuyvesant. The project will measure 11,627 square feet. It will host 519 square feet of retail space on the ground floor, followed by residential units averaging 1,111 square feet apiece. Since the apartments will be relatively large for new residential construction in that part of Brooklyn, condominiums are probably in the works. Amenities include laundry facilities, a recreation room, and storage space. Genaro R. Urueta’s Maspeth-based Studio Gallos is the architect of record. The 59-foot-wide, 5,577-square-foot property is currently occupied by a dilapidating single-story structure. Demolition permits were filed in August. The Bedford-Nostrand Avenues stop on the G train is four blocks away.