In February of 2015, foundation work was underway at 34-32 35th Street, in southern Astoria, where a seven-story, 33-unit residential building is being constructed. Now the building has topped out and receiving its façade, according to The New York Times. Dubbed The Marx, the 28,957 square-foot building will feature condominiums measuring from 675 to 1,363 square feet, in one-, two- and three-bedroom configurations. Kaufman Astoria Studios and Bronx-based Procida Companies are developing, while Fogarty Finger is designing. Completion is slated for early 2016.
Property owner Rajive Maret has filed applications for a six-story, 10-unit residential building at 27-04 Astoria Boulevard, in Astoria, four blocks from the N and Q trains’ stop at Astoria Boulevard. The building will measure 7,172 square feet in total, and units will average 717 square feet each, indicative of rentals. New Jersey-based T.F. Cusanelli & Filletti Architects is the applicant of record, and the existing three-story, multi-family building must first be demolished.
The low-slung, industrial stretch of Vernon Boulevard that winds along the Astoria waterfront is slowly giving rise to large residential developments, like Alma Realty’s 17-story, two-tower complex under construction next to Ravenswood Generating Station. Now another developer has filed plans for a 101,000-square-foot apartment building at 11-02 30th Drive, on the corner of Vernon Boulevard.
Operating under an LLC, Madison Development has filed applications for a four-story, 175,000 square-foot storage building at the vacant lot of 31-07 20th Avenue, near the Con Edison generating station in northern Astoria’s Ditmars Steinway. It’s unknown if the building will be used for Con Ed’s operations, but the facility would be very convenient. Long Island-based Frank Relf is the architect of record.