When we think about development in eastern Queens, the bustling, industrial corridor along Atlantic Avenue is not the first place we’d expect to find new residential construction. But yesterday, one developer took the plunge and filed permits for a five-story apartment building with commercial space at 113-02 Atlantic Avenue, in the heart of Richmond Hill.
A 13-story residential tower is set to rise at 27-51 Jackson Avenue in Long Island City. The 34-unit project would stand on what is possibly the city’s single hottest development block, where six different projects are under construction or in planning. Lions Group is the developer. Building permits list Vincent J Tomasino of Jackson Bounty LLC as the owner. The project’s residential component would measure 31,996 square feet, resulting in units averaging 941 square feet. The ground level would house 1,555 square feet of retail.
It was over two years ago that we first saw a rendering of the mixed-use building under construction at 55 West 17th Street, between Fifth and Sixth avenues in Chelsea. Much has been done since then, and now the bulk of building’s façade is visible. YIMBY got to step inside the project, designed by Morris Adjmi, on Wednesday.
Development is booming in the borderlands between Long Island City and Astoria, and today, YIMBY has a rendering for a mixed-use apartment building planned beneath the elevated subway tracks on 31st Street, not far from Kaufman Astoria Studios and the Museum of the Moving Image. The seven-story project will rise at 36-31 31st Street, half a block from the 36th Avenue stop on the N and Q trains.
An architect and his wife are finally planning to renovate a crumbling and long-vacant townhouse at 57 West 130th Street in Harlem.