In mid-2014, YIMBY reported on applications for a 13-story, 24-unit mixed-use building at 32-06 Astoria Boulevard, in central Astoria, located a stone’s throw away from the N/Q trains’ stop on the same street. Lambros Houliaras, head of Astoria-based Double T Corp., recently scaled down the project and is now planning a six-story, 27-unit building. The 26,016 square-foot structure would include 4,273 and 743 square feet of retail and medical offices, respectively, on the ground floor. Beginning on the second floor, residential units would average a rental-sized 778 square feet apiece. The building will feature a rooftop terrace, and Long Island-based Constantine Efstathiou is the architect of record.
Theodore Spyronassis, doing business as an Astoria-based LLC, has filed applications for a five-story, 18-unit residential building at 14-45 31st Avenue, in western Astoria. The project – located three blocks in from the East River – will measure 14,552 square feet, which means units will average 808 square feet each. Emmanuel Katerinis’ Astoria-based EJK Engineering is the applicant of record. Demolition of the site’s two-story brick predecessor wrapped up over the last few weeks.
Long Island City-based United Air Conditioning, an engineering and utility company, has filed applications for a five-story, 21-unit residential building at 25-53 38th Street, in central Astoria, located nine blocks from the 30th Avenue stop on the N and Q trains. The structure will measure 14,263 square feet in total, which means units will average a rental-sized 679 square feet apiece. New Jersey-based T.F. Cusanelli and Filletti Architects is the applicant of record. The assemblage consists of two small townhouses and permits have not been filed yet to knock them down.
Another cluster of two-story homes in Astoria are set to bite the dust for a seven-story apartment building. Developer Park Construction Corp. has filed plans to build a 56-unit project at 21-13 31st Avenue, between 21st and 23rd Streets.
A five-story apartment building may replace a little 1910s wood frame house at 27-15 27th Street in Astoria. New building applications were filed last week to build 10 apartments on the site between Newtown and 30th Avenues, a few blocks south of the Astoria Boulevard stop on the N/Q trains.