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.
Queens Boulevard in Elmhurst has become the center of the neighborhood’s construction boom, as developers try to cater to the growing immigrant communities in eastern Queens. And one developer has filed plans for a 10-story residential building with retail and community facilities at 70-40 45th Avenue, just off the major 12-lane artery.
Property owner Ming Ching Cheung has filed an application for a three-story, four-unit residential building at 85-18 57th Road, in Elmhurst, located four blocks from the Woodhaven Boulevard stop on the M and R trains. The structure will measure 5,372 square feet in total and there will be 3,789 square feet of residential space. The units will average 1,263 square feet apiece, meaning the building will probably contain condominiums. Sugnam Chang’s Brooklyn-based Basic Groups Corp. is the architect of record. An existing two-story brick rowhouse must first be demolished.