Guo H Hu, doing business as an anonymous Queens-based LLC, has filed applications for a four-story, four-unit mixed-use building at 45-08 Junction Boulevard, in Corona, located six blocks south of the Junction Boulevard stop on the 7 train. The new structure will measure just 3,987 square feet in total and will include a small 449 square-foot doctor’s office on the ground floor. The residential units, three of which will have full-floor layouts, will average 750 square feet apiece. Flushing-based An Shen Ma is the architect of record. The site’s existing two-and-a-half-story wood-framed building must first be demolished.
Queens-based Xiaozhong Yuan has filed applications for three three-story, three-unit residential buildings at 108-43 – 108-47 52nd Avenue, in Corona, located just west of Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Two of the buildings will have 3,201 square feet of residential space each, while the third structure will contain 2,942 square feet. Across the entire development, full-floor units will average a relatively spacious 1,038 square feet apiece. Flushing-based Zheng & Associates is the applicant of record. Demolition started last week on two existing two-story townhouses, according to filings.
Property owner Tongyun Lu has filed applications for a four-story, eight-unit residential building at 57-50 Granger Street, in Corona, located two blocks north of the Long Island Expressway. The project will measure 7,966 square feet in total, and units will average a relatively spacious 996 square feet apiece. Dezhang Fang, based in Flushing, is the architect of record, and the existing two-story, multi-family structure was filed for demolition in November.
The eco-friendly form of construction known as passive house is still rare in New York City. It saves building owners more money in the long run by cutting down on energy costs. But construction costs developers more up front, because passive house demands a special kind of ventilation system, several additional inches of insulation, and extra thick windows. Few affordable housing developers are willing to take on the challenge, but HANAC—an organization that builds senior housing throughout Queens—has decided to make its low-income project in Corona a passive house building.
Ken Cheung, doing business as an anonymous LLC, has filed applications for two four-story, four-unit residential buildings at 94-66 – 94-68 45th Avenue, in Corona, located seven blocks south of the 7 train’s stop at Junction Boulevard. Each building will measure 6,520 square feet, which means full-floor units will average a relatively spacious 1,630 square feet, indicative of condos. An Shen Ma’s Flushing-based architectural firm is the architect of record, and the site’s two-story predecessor was demolished in 2008.