The Vass Stevens Group has filed applications for two six-story, nine-unit mixed-use buildings at 30-85 – 30-87 31st Street, in central Astoria, located two blocks from the Broadway stop on the N/Q trains. Each will measure 10,249 square feet and will contain 765- and 833-square-foot retail and medical office components, respectively, on the ground and cellar levels. The residential units, located across the second through sixth floors, should average 707 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. The structures will be topped by an outdoor terrace on the roof. Queens-based Gerald J. Caliendo is the architect of record. The 50-foot-wide lot is currently occupied by a two-and-a-half-story, wood-framed house. Demolition permits were filed in December.
Property owner Basil Kaludes has filed applications for a four-story, four-unit residential building at 32-82 37th Street, in southern Astoria, located three blocks from the Steinway Street stop on the M/R trains. The structure will measure 3,124 square feet, which means its full-floor residential units should average 781 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. Amalia Bournias’ Woodside-based Topos Designs Inc. is the architect of record. The 25-foot-wide, 2,500-square-foot lot was previously occupied by a two-story house. That was demolished in 2013. At the time, a different developer planned to build a slightly smaller residential project, one with three units. Of course, those plans never came to fruition.
Calvin Danzig, going business as a Long Island-based company, has filed applications for a six-story, 10-unit residential building at 23-60 31st Avenue, in the heart of Astoria, located four blocks from the Broadway stop on the N/Q trains. The structure will encompass 10,771 square feet, and its residential units should average 922 square feet apiece. That means the apartments could either be luxury rentals or condominiums. Chang Hwa Tan’s Flushing-based Tan Architect is the architect of record. The 28-foot-wide lot is currently occupied by two-story apartment townhouse. Demolition permits were filed in April.
Jenel Management has filed applications for a three-story, 35,217-square-foot retail complex at 22-06 31st Street, in the Ditmars section of Astoria. The cellar through third floors of the new building, to stand 54 feet above street level, will be used for entirely retail space. Steven B. Rabinoff’s Flushing-based architecture firm is the architect of record. The project will replace a collection of low-rise commercial-retail buildings that are currently occupied by CVS Pharmacy, Citibank, and a shoe retailer. Demolition permits were filed in December to knock down the existing buildings.
The stretch of western Astoria that runs next to Hallets Point and south of Astoria Park hasn’t seen much new residential construction, but the development tide has begun to turn in the solidly middle-class neighborhood. A six-story building is coming to 8-29 Astoria Boulevard, mid-block between 8th and 12th streets.