Benjamin Companies and the Beechwood Organization have filed applications for a seven-story, 126-unit mixed-use building at 190 Beach 69th Street, in Arverne, Queens, located just south of the Beach 67th Street stop on the A train. The building is part of Arverne by the Sea’s multi-family phase dubbed “The Tides.” It’s the mega-project’s final phase, and roughly 2,300 townhouses have already built on the surrounding oceanfront, according to The Real Deal. This building will measure 151,760 square feet in total, and the residential space will amount to 105,442 square feet, which means units will average 837 square feet apiece. Commercial-retail space and car parking will be located in a ground-floor podium. Urbahn Architects is the applicant of record and developers expect to break ground within the coming months.
New Hyde Park-based Lilly Chen has filed applications for a seven-story, 10-unit mixed-use building at 65-25 Roosevelt Avenue, in Woodside, located directly under the the 69th Street stop on the 7 train. The building will measure 10,208 square feet, and retail space will measure 1,973 square feet in total on the cellar, ground, and second stories. Flushing-based Li Architect Associate is the architect of record and demolition permits were filed last month to remove the dilapidated two-story structure. A similarly-sized building is planned on the adjacent lot at 65-27 Roosevelt Avenue.
Alexander Development Group and The Bluestone Organization have held a ceremonial groundbreaking for their planned 16-story, 249-unit mixed-use building at 42 West Broad Street, in Mount Vernon’s Fleetwood neighborhood. The project will include 14,500 square feet of ground-floor retail space and the developer is also making upgrades to the adjacent four-level municipal parking garage. The existing single-story grocery store was vacated last year and must first be demolished, according to Westfair. The building will be located four blocks from the Fleetwood Metro-North Railroad station. Completion is expected in 2017.
Just before New Year’s, Foster Equities filed applications for a six-story, 28-unit residential building at 322 Gates Avenue, in Bedford-Stuyvesant, located six blocks south of the Bedford – Nostrand Avs. stop on the G train. According to DNAinfo, the building will measure 22,272 square feet in total and will include a 991 square-foot retail portion on the ground floor. The residential units, which will be rentals, will begin on the second floor and average 760 square feet apiece. Z Architecture is designing the project. The single-story Bedford Beer & Soda Dist. building, acquired for $4.5 million last March, was approved for demolition in the fall.
While most ongoing projects in booming Long Island City involve ground-up construction, 5-33 48th Avenue, two blocks east of the East River, is a conversion of the type more commonly seen in the borough across that river. The renovation and expansion of a four-story manufacturing building into a seven-story residential property is well underway. The project will feature 36 units, as well as retail at the ground floor. Joseph A Sultana of JLS Designs Architecture is indicated as the general contractor on the project’s work permit.