The growing Latino and Asian immigrant population in Elmhurst is fueling a construction boom in the central Queens neighborhood. The latest evidence: an application for a new apartment building at 87-12 58th Avenue, near the Woodhaven Boulevard stop on the M and R trains.
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.