Elmhurst is quickly becoming Queens’ second Chinatown after Flushing, and development has followed on the heels of the neighborhood’s booming Asian immigrant population. The latest example comes from 51-20 Van Loon Street, at the corner of Queens Boulevard.
A Queens-based property owner has filed applications for two three-story, two-unit residential buildings at 40-44 – 40-48 Gleane Street, in northern Elmhurst. The buildings will each measure 2,418 square feet and, across both, the residential units should average 862 square feet apiece. Each unit will also feature a single off-street parking space. Chang Hwa Tan’s Flushing-based architecture firm is the architect of record. The 86-foot-wide, 4,596-square-foot assemblage is currently occupied by two two-story houses. Demolition permits were filed in April. The 82nd Street-Jackson Heights stop on the 7 train is two blocks away.
A Queens-based property owner has filed applications for two four-story, three-unit residential buildings 42-17 and 42-19 74th Street, in northern Elmhurst. The buildings will each measure 4,180 square feet and, across both, the residential units should average 975 square feet apiece. In total, there will be four full-floor apartments and two double-floor duplexes. Amenities include four off-street parking spaces and laundry facilities. Xiaohong Zhao’s Queens-based Ameriland Brook is the architect of record. The 5,000-square-foot site is occupied by a two-story residential building. Demolition permits were recently filed. The Roosevelt Avenue-74th Street stop on the 7, E, F, M, and R trains is three blocks away.
Sun Equity Partners and the Heskel Group have closed on the $27 million purchase of the 23,439-square-foot site at 40-31 82nd Street, located along Ithaca Street and Baxter Avenue in northern Elmhurst. The duo plan to build a seven-story, 160,000-square-foot mixed-use commercial building, The Real Deal reported. Dubbed The Shoppes At 82nd Street, it will feature 45,000 square feet of retail space on the ground and cellar levels, followed by 100,000 square feet of community facility space on the floors above. No new building applications have been filed at this time. An old, vacant movie theater, in addition to multiple single- and two-story commercial structures, must first be demolished. The 82nd Street-Jackson Heights stop on the 7 train is a few steps away.
A rough rendering has been revealed of the four-story, nine-unit mixed-use building planned at 90-05 56th Avenue, in southern Elmhurst. A photo of the board at the construction site was posted to the YIMBY Forums. The latest building permits indicate the project will measure 8,395 square feet. It will host 2,010 square feet of medical offices in the cellar, followed by residential units on the ground through fourth floors. The units should average 743 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. There will be an eight-car garage on the ground floor. An anonymous Elmhurst-based company is the developer and Chang Hwa Tan’s Flushing-based architectural firm is the architect of record. The 50-foot-wide, 5,409-square-foot assemblage is currently vacant. Completion is expected in the fall of 2017. The Grand Avenue-Newtown stop on the M and R trains is three blocks away.