Property owner Tu Kang Yang has filed applications for four six- to seven-unit residential buildings at 90-11 – 90-21 56th Avenue, in southern Elmhurst, located three blocks from the Grand Av-Newtown stop on the M/R. All of the structures will rise four stories and measure 6,200 square feet, and two six-unit buildings will be book-ended by the seven-unit buildings. Across the 26-unit development, there will be 19,600 square feet of residential space, which means units should average a rental-sized 754 square feet apiece. Danny Yan’s Fresh Meadows-based Yan Architect & Planner is the applicant of record. The site currently consists of two two-and-a-half-story wood-framed houses.
Madison Realty Capital has acquired the vacant 29,000-square-foot lot at 69-02 – 69-08 Queens Boulevard, in Elmhurst, for $14.75 million. The purchase is the first of five properties that are currently being assembled for a mixed-use development, according to The Real Deal. Three other properties – the two-story structure at 46-12 70th Street, the single-story warehouse as 69-39 47th Avenue, and the restaurant at 69-20 Queens Boulevard – are currently in contract to be sold by their respective owners. The fifth property is a two-story cultural center at 69-23 47th Avenue. The single property Madison owns can accommodate roughly 145,000 square feet of development, but if successful in acquiring the entire assemblage, the developer could build a nearly 358,000-square-foot project. At that point, Madison plans to take a mixed-use rental project through the city’s Urban Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP).
Property owner Xue Mei Chen has filed applications for a four-story, six-unit residential building at 54-02 Junction Boulevard, in Elmhurst, located seven blocks from the Woodhaven Boulevard stop on the M/R trains. The new structure will measure 6,504 square feet in total and its residential units will average 810 square feet apiece. The 40-foot-wide corner lot at 54th Avenue is currently occupied by a single-story, single-family house. Demolition permits have not yet been filed. Hui Zeng’s Bayside-based ABC Engineering is the applicant of record.
The city has approved plans to renovate and bring up to code the seven-story, 216-unit former Pan Am hotel, which was turned into a homeless shelter back in June of 2014. The building, at 79-00 Queens Boulevard, in Elmhurst, is located five blocks west of the Grand Av – Newtown stop on the M/R trains. DNAinfo reports Samaritan Village, the facility’s operator, will file plans with the city by June for the construction work. Some upgrades include a children’s playground, a day care facility, and a cafeteria. Samaritan will receive roughly $23 million in funding from the city over the next couple years to carry out construction. The city’s Department of Homeless Services will help in the relocation of families during the renovation.
Property owner Zhen Zun Li has filed applications for two three-story, three-unit residential buildings at 74-31 – 74-33 44th Avenue, in Elmhurst, four blocks south of subway stops on the E, F, M, R, and 7 trains and caught at the intersection of Broadway and Roosevelt Avenue. Each structure will measure 4,146 square feet in total, and there will be 6,270 square feet of residential space across both buildings. That means full-floor units will average 1,045 square feet apiece. Chang Hwa Tan’s Flushing-based Tan Architect is the applicant of record. Demolition permits were filed last October to raze the existing three-and-a-half-story wood-frame house.