March 20, 2018 By Nathaly Pesantez
Demolition permits have been filed for a large, nearly 90-year-old building at the corner of 51st Street and Roosevelt Avenue.
The blue-colored building was built in 1932 and most recently held J & Sons Supply.
The permits, filed on March 19, call for the one-story, 15-foot tall structure at 51-02 Roosevelt Ave. to be torn down. With a gross floor area of 20,960 square feet, the property covers a considerable chunk of the block between 51st and 52nd Streets, bordered by Roosevelt Avenue and Queens Boulevard.
The building housed the J & Sun Supply plumbing and heating supply company there for about 25 to 30 years, according to business owner JC Kim.
Kim said he moved his company over to a location in Long Island City a couple of weeks ago.
Building records show June & Youn Realty, the prior property owners, sold the site for $15 million last year to HW LIC One LLC. The LLC has a Flushing address, with Fang Gong Wang listed as the authorized signer.
The property is located in an R6 district, which allows for developers to choose between two types of layouts. Following standard height regulations allows for small multi-family building on a small zoning lot, while larger lots, like the one here, allow for tall buildings set back from the street. The area also has a commercial overlay.
The listed owner of the property was not able to be reached by telephone, and did not immediately respond to an e-mail about their plans for the site.