On Rockaway Beach Boulevard near the Rockaway Park A train stop, a block and a half of storefronts burned down and were battered by storm surges during Hurricane Sandy three years ago. But now the strip between Beach 115th and 113th Streets is about to see some new life. Applications were filed today for two three-story, mixed-use buildings at 114-06 and 114-30 Rockaway Beach Boulevard, about a mile and a half west of the Cross Bay Bridge that links the peninsula with Howard Beach in Queens.
T.F. Cusanelli and Filletti Architects
The commercially zoned no man’s land around Flushing Meadows Park and Willets Point has seen a big uptick in development, as longtime property owners prepare for the planned $3 billion redevelopment of the auto body shops next to Citi Field. New building applications were filed today for two properties nearby at 131-10 and 132-32 Avery Avenue, just east of Flushing Meadows Park between 131st Street and College Point Boulevard.
Construction is booming in Long Island City, but it’s pretty unusual to find a new building with apartments and manufacturing space, like the one planned for 40-05 Crescent Street. Permits were filed back in September and approved last month for the five-story, 36,433-square-foot building.