CRE Development and SHoP Architects are teaming up to build a new 13-story residential building in Hunter’s Point.
The building will be located on 45-24 Vernon Blvd.
Although the permit was filed on Friday, May 29, the development challenge process is still pending zoning approval. As a result, Brent Carrier, building owner and base developer, is not able to provide information pertaining to the building development.
The building will be 13 stories high, contain 48 residential apartments, and will be 52,000-square-feet in total.
According to Carrier, there will be 12 floors of apartments with the 13th floor being a penthouse.
The 4,570-square-foot, ground floor, of the building will be specifically for retail shops, though no tenants have been named as of yet.
Some work that will be put into the development of the building is lighting fixture, controls and installation.
SHoP Architects aim to make the building low hazard to human life by installing fire alarms, sprinklers and standpipes. The building will also have access to tidal wetlands, a fire district and a flood hazard area to ensure safety.
The new building will take the place of the 11,200-square-foot manufacturing facility that currently occupies the space. A plan to demolish the one-story building has not been filed yet.
The building is located across the street from the Eleventh Street Basin and just a few blocks from Gantry Plaza State Park. The area has been ripe with development in recent years, most notably with the TF Cornerstone buildings on Center Boulevard.
At least two sites in and around Elmhurst, a neighborhood that has seen its share of the Borough’s building boom, are ripe for development.
Developers are hoping to fetch as much as $45 million for a block-long piece of land occupying four lots at Queens Boulevard and 45th Avenue on the Woodside/Elmhurst border.
According to the Real Deal, Long Island-based Piermont Properties picked up the entire site, now occupied by auto body shops and a parts store, was bought in phases between August 2014 and January of this year for $25 million.
The most likely development, according to the published report, is for a residential complex with commercial on the first floor. Some buildings, including a three-story apartment building that was only built in the mid 2000s, would have to be demolished to make way for the development.
Though the site is located directly on Queens Boulevard, it is a good 15 minute walk to the 74th Street-Broadway/Roosevelt Avenue subway station in Jackson Heights.
And then there was the Georgia Diner parking lot at 88-08 Justice Ave.
The eatery’s large parking field nestled among apartment buildings and shopping malls, has been on the market before. It was proposed as the site of a movie theater a decade ago, and later another shopping center, but neither plan came to fruition.
In November 2014, the 47,632-square-foot property, one block north of Queens Boulevard, sold for more than $26 million, and according to several sources, a Flushing-based developer will construct a 197-unit apartment tower on the site that will also include a school, medical office and community space.
There will also be a garage and a 46-car lot on the street level.