Applications filed in April 2014 have resurfaced again calling for a seven-story, 59-unit mixed-use building at 98-02 – 98-12 Queens Boulevard, two blocks east from the 63rd Drive stop on the M and R lines, in Rego Park. Bahar Corporation is developing the 46,410 square-foot building, which will feature retail space in the cellar and 7,000 square feet of community space on the first floor. Peter Casini is the architect of record, and a single-story commercial building must first be demolished.
Tomorrow, Argent Ventures will go before the Planning Board for approval of their planned 980-unit mixed-use development at 180 Baldwin Avenue, in Jersey City’s Journal Square. Two buildings will rise to seven stories on Baldwin Avenue, and two 25-story towers will stand behind those, according to The Jersey Journal. The project will feature ground-floor retail space, and public plazas are also planned. A four-story, 300,000 square-foot former factory must first be demolished, and Marchetto Higgins Stieve is designing.
Filed in May 2014, applications have surfaced for an eight-story, 33-unit mixed-use building planned at 14-55 31st Avenue, in western Astoria. At the northwest corner of 31st Avenue and 21st Street, the building will measure 27,130 square feet, which includes 2,450 square feet of retail on the ground floor. Anthony Hu’s Centennial Astoria is developing, and JLS Designs is the architect of record. Demolition began earlier this year on two existing wood-framed townhouses at Nos. 14-53 and 14-57.
BRP Companies has acquired the development assemblage at 93-01 Sutphin Boulevard, immediately north of Jamaica Center in Downtown Jamaica, for $19.5 million. The developer plans to build a mixed-use, two-building project measuring a total 755,000 square feet. Retail space will measure 100,000 square feet across a three-story podium, and 580 residential units are expected between 26- and 14-story buildings. Construction is slated to begin later this year, although a slew of low-rise commercial buildings must first be demolished. FXFOWLE is designing.
Only placed on the market earlier this month, Kuafu Properties is in contract to acquire the development assemblage spanning 143-161 East 60th Street, on the northern edge of Midtown East, for more than $300 million. A 280,000 square-foot residential building with a retail portion could be accommodated at the site, and rumor has it that condominiums are likely planned. Six low-rise buildings — the largest being 11 stories — currently occupy the site.