One of the items on the Landmarks Preservation Commission’s backlog of items on the calendar since before 2010 came back before it on Tuesday. The LPC once again took up the designation of the Bowne Street Community Church in Flushing. The session was not a vote on the item, but another public hearing.
An anonymous Flushing-based LLC has filed applications for a nine-story, 38-unit mixed-use building at 143-35 Sanford Avenue, on the eastern side of downtown Flushing. The project will measure 43,604 square feet and rise just 80 feet above street level. There will be 4,868 square feet of medical offices on the ground floor. The residential units on the floors above should average 736 square feet. It’s not clear if the apartments will be condominiums or rentals. Amenities include a 30-car parking garage, located mostly underground, and bike storage. Michael Kang’s Flushing-based architecture firm is the architect of record. The 7,000-square-foot site is currently occupied by a three-story building with residential units and a dentists’ office. Demolition permits haven’t been filed.
Foundation work is now underway on the site of a long-stalled-out hotel development at 36-18 Main Street, in Downtown Flushing. YIMBY can bring you news of the construction thanks to a photo posted to the YIMBY Forums by JC_Heights. Building permits for the project, which date back to 2004, detail plans for a two-tower, 12-story multi-use commercial complex that encompasses 290,195 square feet. Commercial-retail space will be located on the ground through forth floors in a common podium. One of the towers will contain a 148-key Hotel Indigo on the fifth through 11th floors. The other tower will feature medical offices on the fifth through 11th floors. The complex will also feature restaurants on the third and 12th floors. It will be served by a 345-car underground garage and have storage for 31 bikes. JWC Architect Engineer is the architect of record, while CMA Landmark Associates is developing. Completion is expected in 2018, per a Queens Courier update from 2014.
Pastor John Hao’s Faith Bible Church & Seminary has been filing applications since 2013 to build a seven-story, 28,064-square-foot church at the site of their current house of worship, located at 133-20 41st Avenue. That’s in downtown Flushing, three blocks from the Main Street Station on the 7 train. The latest filing indicates the new building would have the main sanctuary on the ground and second floors, followed by a library, multi-purpose rooms, office and conference rooms, and storage space on the third and fourth floors. The fifth through seventh floors would contain classrooms. Chang Hwa Tan’s Flushing-based Tan Architect is the architect of record. According to the demolition permit, work began last September to raze the church’s existing two-story building.
Back in November of 2014, YIMBY revealed renderings of the planned 13-story, 88-unit mixed-use building at 142-38 37th Avenue, in downtown Flushing, located three blocks from the Main Street Station on the 7 train. The project, dubbed East West Tower, is still under development, as its developer, Long Island-based Kenny Liu, has recently submitted plans to the Attorney General’s office detailing the project’s estimated sellout. The building is being valued at $95.5 million by the developer, according to The Real Deal. The 160,122-square-foot structure will host 26,791 square feet of community facility space across the ground and second floors. That space will be split between 18 doctors offices. Residential condominium units will begin on the third floor and should average 731 square feet apiece. There will be a 142-car parking garage and a fitness center in the cellar. Maspeth-based Architects Studio is designing and construction is quietly underway.