BY JON CRONIN
On July 28, permits were filed to erect a five story apartment building at 89-19 Liberty Ave. in Ozone Park.
According to the City Department of Buildings website, “the development challenge process is pending zoning approval.”
The owner is Joseph Ferrera of Jamaica. The DOB lists Salvatore Ferrera as the applicant for the permits, under the business name Combined Resources Consulting located on Franklin Avenue in Garden City.
According to previously published reports, Salvatore Ferrera is the architect and the Ferreras have owned and run a building supply business there since 1969. The first floor will have a rec room and five apartments. Each additional floor above will have six apartments at approximately 825 square feet each.
The DOB states that the proposed 50-foot building with 22,350 square feet will have 27 units with enclosed parking. It is required by law that the building has 15 parking spaces.
Betty Braton, Community Board 10 chairperson, said that she has not seen any paperwork on the new construction yet. She said with the recent upzoning of that strip along Liberty Avenue the new building could be ‘as of right’ and in that case the local community board would not be notified.
The entire stretch of Liberty Avenue all the way to the Van Wyck Expressway in Richmond Hill was up-zoned in 2013 to create more housing and for more commercial development.
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