Permits Filed for 89-18 Queens Boulevard in Elmhurst, Queens

89-18 Queens Boulevard in Elmhurst, Queens89-18 Queens Boulevard via Google Maps

Permits have been filed for an eight-story mixed-use building at 89-18 Queens Boulevard in Elmhurst, Queens. Located on the intersection of 57th Avenue and Queens Boulevard, the lot is near the Woodhaven Boulevard subway station, serviced by the M and R trains. Lazer Leviev of Modern Furniture Inc. is listed as the owner behind the applications.

The proposed 108-foot-tall development will yield 29,460 square feet, with 11,423 square feet designated for residential space, 6,502 square feet for commercial use, and 5,654 square feet of community facilities. The building will have eight residences, most likely condos based on the average unit scope of 1,427 square feet. The concrete-based structure will also have a cellar.

Dmitriy Shenker of Shenker Architects is listed as the architect of record.

Demolition permits have not been filed as of yet. An estimated completion date has not been announced.

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5 Comments on "Permits Filed for 89-18 Queens Boulevard in Elmhurst, Queens"

  1. Hello New York YIMBY: Be the reason why you have to do, do it about its report on an 8-story mixed-use building. Be the best.

  2. More dumb NYC zoning on display. Located right on a very wide boulevard and about 1.5 blocks from a subway station, this should be at least twice as big. Instead it is 8 stories (probably with a setback so it is not even a full 8 stories) and 8 measly units.

    At least there’s no parking (probably because the parking requirement didn’t kick in due to the small # of units).

    • David in Bushwick | September 17, 2019 at 10:23 am | Reply

      I agree there should be no new parking spaces added within NYC, but the height may not be related to zoning. Developers can usually only build as big as they can afford. This area definitely is ripe for much more housing, if you can stand the constantly honking horns at intersections.

      • They will build as big as they are allowed by zoning. It is governed by FAR. Basically how large (in square footage) one can build given the size of the lot. The problem is that the FAR in too many instances is too low. 3- 5 is common in most of the city when it should be at least twice that, especially in places with easy access to the subways. That is smart growth, something you would think NYC is, which likes to consider itself “progressive” but in reality it isn’t.

  3. Wrong building in the picture. This is the building next door.

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