Late last year, YIMBY reported on applications for a seven-story, 23-unit mixed-use building at 97-30 64th Avenue, in Rego Park, two blocks from the subway stop at 63rd Drive on the M and R trains. Now, DNAinfo reports construction is underway, and a rendering has appeared at the site. The building will have condominiums, which will be on the smaller side, averaging 720 square feet. Community facility space will measure 4,000 square feet on the lower portion of the building. Rego Park-based Hang Chen, with CZK Realty LLC, are developing, and Flushing-based Tan Architect is designing.
Developer Kenny Liu has filed applications for a seven-story, 50-unit mixed-use building at 97-41 – 97-49 63rd Drive, in Rego Park, two blocks from the 63rd Drive/Rego Park stop on the M and R trains. The building will measure 53,209 square feet, which includes 11,929 square feet of health care facilities on the ground and second floor. The residential units will be condominiums and average 825 square feet apiece; two units will feature a eighth-floor penthouse. Angelo Ng + Anthony Ng Architects Studio is the architect of record, and permits were filed this past August to demolish five residential buildings.
In October 2014, YIMBY reported on filings for a seven-story residential project at 65-38 Austin Street, in Rego Park, and now the building is currently under construction, according to DNAinfo. The building will have 65 condos across 55,630 square feet of space, for average units of 855 square feet; there will be 30 one-bedroom, 30 two-bedroom and five three-bedroom units. Bayside-based Yin Hu is the developer, and Angelo Ng + Anthony Ng Architects Studio is the applicant of record. Completion is expected sometime 2016.
Applications filed in April 2014 have resurfaced again calling for a seven-story, 59-unit mixed-use building at 98-02 – 98-12 Queens Boulevard, two blocks east from the 63rd Drive stop on the M and R lines, in Rego Park. Bahar Corporation is developing the 46,410 square-foot building, which will feature retail space in the cellar and 7,000 square feet of community space on the first floor. Peter Casini is the architect of record, and a single-story commercial building must first be demolished.
Two more applications have been filed that would replace another single-family structure in the neighborhood of Rego Park, and Laurelton, an even rarer vacant lot, in central and eastern Queens, respectively. The burgeoning demand for residential units makes it more attractive to redevelop lots that would otherwise remain single-family homes.
The property owner of the single-family home at 63-33 Alderton Street, in Rego Park, has filed applications for a two-story, two-family building measuring 2,405 square feet. The existing structure will be utilized and expanded upon during construction, and Chang Hwa Tan is designing.