Three years ago, the city downzoned Richmond Hill, a working and middle-class area filled with one- and two-family homes just south of the Jamaica rail yards in eastern Queens. But they upzoned a commercial corridor on 101st Avenue, and one developer has decided to stake a claim there by filing plans for five small apartment buildings.
Little Neck-based Roni Contracting Corp. has filed applications for a three-story, six-unit residential building at 89-15 129th Street, in eastern Richmond Hill, located six blocks from the J/Z subway’s stop at 121st Street. The building will measure a total 5,343 square feet, for an average unit of 890 square feet. Belal Salim’s Platonic Solids Architecture is designing, and an existing two-story, two-unit structure must first be demolished.
Property owner Simkho Aranbayev has filed applications for a single-story, roughly 7,600 square-foot commercial-retail building spanning 108-01 – 108-13 Atlantic Avenue, in eastern Richmond Hill. The building will have three retail units, and Dal H Chun Engineer is the applicant of record. The existing gas station was approved for demolition earlier this year.
On the eastern edge of Queens in Richmond Hill, waves of new immigrants have slowly pushed up demand for larger apartments, like the ones planned for a big vacant lot at 121-01 Jamaica Avenue. Permits were filed…