Forest Hills-based property owner Kyong I. Park has filed applications for two two-story commercial-retail buildings at 40-09 – 40-11 29th Street, in the Queens Plaza section of Long Island City, located three blocks north of the elevated tracks for the E/M/R/7 subway lines. The northern building at 40-09 29th Street will measure 10,012 square feet and the other building will measure 9,212 square feet. There will be 14,907 square feet of commercial space across both buildings, and the Schedule A notes both will be used as retail space. Iljoong Kim’s Flushing-based Chio Design Consulting is the applicant of record. A two-story house at 40-09 29th Street and the Korean Philippo Church at 40-11 29th Street must first be demolished. Permits have not yet been filed to do so.
A 35-story mixed-use project in the Financial District can now go forward, thanks to approval from the Landmarks Preservation on Tuesday. The project is at 77 Greenwich Street (a.k.a. 42 Trinity Place) and needed LPC approval because it would cantilever over the Robert and Anne Dickey House, an individual landmark immediately to the south at 67 Greenwich Street (a.k.a. 28-30 Trinity Place). The changes to the design weren’t too dramatic and one of them was described as a “no-brainer” by the LPC chair.
Queens-based property owner Choi Yui Chan has filed applications for two four-story, four-unit mixed-use buildings at 37-11 – 37-15 103rd Street, in North Corona, located two blocks north of the 103rd Street – Corona Plaza stop on the 7 train. Each of the new structures will measure a total 8,048 square feet and include 1,317 square feet of ground-floor retail or restaurant space. Both buildings will have fifth-floor penthouses, with two units on the second floor and the other two units spread across the third and fourth floors. The apartments will average 1,040 square feet apiece, indicative of condominiums. Robert H. Lin’s Flushing-based A&T Engineering is the applicant of record. The site is currently occupied by two townhouses, for which demolition permits have not yet been filed.
It was back in September of 2014 that YIMBY brought you news of permits being filed by John Catsimatidis’s Red Apple Group for a 32-story mixed-use tower at 86 Fleet Place, between Willoughby Street and Myrtle Avenue, in Downtown Brooklyn. Now, thanks to photos sent to us by our friend Tectonic, we can see that the building is at least one floor above the ground.
Developers Omnia Group and North Wind Group are working to transform the 10-story, 55,000-square-foot former Salvation Army shelter at 225 Bowery, on the Lower East Side, into a 14-story, 200-key Ace Hotel. Bowery Boogie now has renderings of the project, which would expand the building by four stories. The expansion comes at the expense of a three-story, 8,300-square-foot structure at 223 Bowery, which was demolished this past January. Once the property is redeveloped, the ground floor will host the hotel lobby, a 130-seat restaurant, and retail space. There will also be a bar on the 11th floor, along with a roof terrace and a gym. HAKS is designing and is serving as the architect of record. The building was purchased for a little more than $30 million back in 2014.