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.
Chris Xu’s Century Construction and Development Group is slowly transforming Queens with huge mixed-use projects. Last month he filed plans for a 79-story skyscraper next to One Court Square in Long Island City. Now, YIMBY has renderings for his ambitious 14-story tower at 134-03 35th Avenue in Flushing.
Related Companies’ luxury rental development at 205 East 92nd Street, in the Upper East Side neighborhood of Carnegie Hill, is set for occupancy in May. Now, we have a new renderings, both exterior and interior, of the coming development, now dubbed The Easton. If the address sounds familiar, the building used to be known as the Henley.
Staten Island Community Board 1 has voted to disapprove Camelot’s plans for a four-story, 35-bed drug rehabilitation facility at 263 Port Richmond Avenue, on the western end of Port Richmond, on Staten Island’s north shore, DNAinfo reports. The New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) granted the project $1 million in January. The project’s local opposition comes as Staten Island suffers from some the highest rate of drug overdoses in the city. It would replace Camelot’s existing two-story facility, although demolition permits have not been filed yet. Construction is expected to begin in 2017, with opening targeted for 2019.
Igor Zagranichny, doing business as an anonymous Queens-based LLC, has filed applications for a six-story, 11,545-square-foot medical office building at 1123 Ocean View Avenue, in Brighton Beach, located six blocks from the Brighton Beach stop on the B/Q lines. The entire building, from the basement level to the sixth-floor penthouse, will feature 11,299 square feet of medical space (noted as community facility square-footage in filings). The new building would rise on a 25-foot-wide, 2,475-square-foot lot currently occupied by a two-and-a-half-story brick house. Demolition permits have not yet been filed. Ruslan S. Goychayev’s Brooklyn-based RSLN Architecture is the architect of record.