July 5, 2017 By Christian Murray
A developer filed plans Monday for a 6 story, 19-unit complex to go up Queens Boulevard on the empty lot next to Starbucks, according to Building Dept. records.
The building would go up at 46-11 Queens Boulevard, a lot that has been abandoned since a fire tore through the corner of 46th Street and Queens Boulevard in June 2001.
Since the fire, a new building went up on the corner of 46th Street/Queens Blvd that houses Starbucks—which opened in 2006—and T-Mobile. However, 46-11 Queens Boulevard has remained empty and the owner has faced complaints over the years about the construction fence being dangerous and garbage over the years.
The new building would consist of ground floor retail (4,251 sq. ft.), with five floors of apartments. The second floor would have 3 apartments with floors 3-6 consisting of four apartments.
The entire building would be 17,280 sq. ft. and would be 76 feet tall.
The owner is listed as Avi Dishi of Metropolitan Management. Dishi could not be reached for comment.