Permits have been filed for a new six-story commercial building at 31-40 Whitestone Expressway in Flushing, Queens. The new development comes after Storage Deluxe purchased the site from Cube Smart for $27 million. Their plan is to refurbish the existing building, and erect a second storage building to create a total 179,000 square at the site. Storage Deluxe had sold 21 of its facilities to Cube Smart in 2011 for a total $560 million. The company is responsible for development.
Permits have been filed for a new building at the PS 129 Patricia Larkin School, located at 128-02 7th Avenue, in College Point, Queens. The proposal would be three stories tall, and located on the same campus, which takes up a whole city block. Whether it would be built at the expense of an existing structure or an open area is not yet clear.
An anonymous College Point-based LLC has filed applications for a three-story, two-unit mixed-use building at 18-15 College Point Boulevard, in College Point. The project will measure 5,000 square feet. There will be 1,055 square feet of retail and 950 square feet of medical office space on the ground floor. The two floors above will contain two full-floor residential units. The apartments should average a family-sized 1,473 square feet apiece. Benjamin B. Lam’s Queens-based Lam & Lam Engineering is the applicant of record. The 2,500-square-foot plot was occupied by a three-story building until August of last year, when a fire forced the structure to be demolished.
An anonymous Elmhurst firm has filed applications for two three-story, two-unit mixed-use buildings at 18-35 – 18-39 College Point Boulevard, located along the main commercial corridor in College Point. The buildings will measure 6,502 square feet and 5,089 square feet, respectively. Between the two, there will be a total 3,066 square feet of ground-floor retail space. The full-floor residential units on the second and third floors should average 1,375 square feet apiece, which suggests condominiums are likely in the works.
Bayside-based HDA International Realty has filed applications for a three-story, mixed-use building at 20-16 College Point Boulevard, in College Point. The structure will measure 13,624 square feet. It will feature 3,829 square feet of commercial-retail space on the ground and cellar levels, followed by 3,259 square feet of medical offices on the second floor, and two residential units on the third floor. The apartments should average a spacious 1,369 square feet apiece, indicative of family-sized configurations. Chang Hwa Tan’s Flushing-based architectural firm is the architect of record. The 50-foot-wide, 4,995-square-foot lot was occupied by a two-story structure until 2014. The property is located three blocks from the commercial center of College Point, and a few minutes from Downtown Flushing via the Q66 bus.