Although two-family housing projects have basically dropped off the map since the financial crisis of 2008, small-scale residential development is slowly becoming feasible again. Although these are typically in-fill projects on formerly vacant lots, the burgeoning demand for residential is slowly paving the way for these little developments. As eastern Queens begins to top off its few undeveloped parcels, larger-scale projects may pick up as housing demand in these neighborhoods grows beyond one- and two-family buildings.
One of these projects is a two-story, two-family building filed at the vacant lot 13-16 128th Street, in College Point. John Dellafira, operating under an LLC, is developing the 2,210 square-foot project, and Frank Petruso is designing.
Another two-story, two-unit residential project was filed at the vacant lot 119-16 201st Place, in eastern St. Albans. The nearly 2,000 square-foot building is being developed by Four Star Development, and Hansa Building Engineering Services is the architect of record.