As Queens’ burgeoning Hispanic and East Asian immigrant communities grow beyond their traditional neighborhood boundaries, Elmhurst has seen a minor construction boom. Developers are scooping up cheap properties in the central Queens neighborhood and building hotels, office space, and of course housing. Yesterday’s filings brought plans for two four-story apartment buildings at 40-47 and 40-49 77th Street, between 41st and Roosevelt Avenues and next to the Elmhurst Hospital.
Last week YIMBY revealed two little market-rate projects on Alexander Avenue in Mott Haven. Now the same builder, JCAL Development, is planning the largest market-rate development that the South Bronx has seen in years. New building applications were filed earlier this week for a 12-story building a few blocks south at 329 East 132nd Street, near the Willis Avenue Bridge and the Harlem River waterfront.
Whitestone-based property owner Robert Ranallo has filed applications for a three-story, three-unit residential building at 61-42 168th Street, in Utopia, four blocks from the QM4 bus stop at 164th Street/Horace Harding Expressway. The building will measure 3,568 square feet in total, which means full-floor units will average 1,190 square feet each. Great Neck-based Frank Petruso is the architect of record, and demolition began earlier this year to remove the site’s former two-story home.
In April of 2014, YIMBY brought you news of the six-story, six-unit residential building planned at 64 East 1st Street, in the East Village, and now the first steel beams have been erected at the site, per EV Grieve. The building will measure a total 13,100 square feet, and duplex condominium units will average 2,185 square feet; the unit on the sixth floor will also include a seventh floor penthouse. Ekstein Development is behind the project, and GF55 Partners is designing.
Roughly a year ago, YIMBY reported on filings calling for a seven-story, 32-unit residential building at 1255 Bushwick Avenue, in southern Bushwick, and now construction is beginning at the site, where only the façade of the former church stands. According to Brownstoner, the building will measure 21,897 square feet, so units will average a condo-sized 1,368 square feet. Brookland Capital is developing, while Issac & Stern Architects is designing.