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Owner of Queens Blvd Site Plans to Develop It

38-15 Queens Blvd.

38-15 Queens Blvd.

March 19, 2015 By Christian Murray

The owners of a large Queens Blvd site are looking to develop the property.

The site, located at 38-15 Queens Blvd, is currently being used as a car wash facility and is zoned for manufacturing.

The owners, listed as 38-15 Queens Blvd., have reached out to Community Board 2 to discuss their development proposal. The board has not yet seen what they have in mind, and the owners could not be reached for comment.

Pat O’Brien, chairman of Community Board 2, said that the owners would not be reaching out to the board if they planned to develop it according to its current zoning. He said that the proposal is likely to involve the construction of residential units.

The site is located about one block outside the Sunnyside district that was rezoned in 2011. The rezoned area allows for substantial residential development.

Therefore, the owners would have to undergo a lengthy public process, which would involve going before the community board, the borough president’s office, the city planning commission and a city council vote.

O’Brien said that he was concerned about all the development that is currently taking place–in terms of what it means for schools, the subway system and area hospitals.

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Sunnyside Kid

Maybe we can call “hipsters” Gentrifiers? IMO, they’ve bought nothing hip to Sunnyside at all.

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bikini machine

I went down past vandam to check out donut plant, I bought 4 donuts for $13.50! I was shocked but paid up anyway. They were pretty amazing, this aint DD! Some happy beaded hipster put it in a bag and i was on my way back home to share w my family.

Its over by the correctional facility behind LaGuardia college on 47th, slowly creeping this way.

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Are you guys crazy ?

You all sound so bitter. We don’t need anymore people. The train is to packed etc… there’s enough room for people. You don’t like the parking situation to bad get rid of your car. Train packed ? Wake up earlier. I’ve lived in sunnyside my whole life and I find the neighborhood is getting better not worse and you should all be happy about that. To many people on these comments complaining about hipsters as they sit in cafe bene acting like a hipster themselves.

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Don Keedik

I don’t think its bitterness. These are real problems. More people means you need more infrastructure, plain and simple. Everything should grow not just population. Getting rid of your car isn’t really a solution if it’s your only means of getting to work and NY’s already haven’t the longest commutes in the country so how early should you wake up. I’m on the train at 5:30-6 am and it can be packed and delayed.
Ever heard the saying, you can fit 10 pounds of shit in a 5 pound bag.

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Curious Orange

Serious question, not a troll: no one seems to want any “outsiders” (described variously as hipsters, yuppies, Midwesterners, Brooklynites, etc.) moving to the neighborhood. How would you stop them from coming here?

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Blaaaame

We can blame the people that work at decent paying jobs and get mortgages and buy homes to raise families. Damn them all!

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open your eyes bot

Sunnyside is changing and like all areas that is or undergoing gentrification is destroying our culture and our neighborhood. We can blame the hipster with their parents money, but the one to blame is the politicians and real estate developers. We should do something as a community and fight against this plague before it kills us Original sunnysiders

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Lloyd

Ironic that the rich mid-westerners moving here b/c the nabe is so diverse, eclectic, & interesting will one day look around themselves and realize the vibe is gone and they are surrounded by nothing but other transplanted mid-westerners, banks, luxury towers, banks, chocolate shops that sell $9 hot cocoas, banks, luxury towers, and more banks.

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Sunnysideposthatesme17

If these people want to make money they should turn that whole area into a huge parking garage. People would gladly pay a monthly fee to be able to park their cars in Sunnyside.

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rikki

i really thought the bra manufacture behind the McD and Citibank would be a perfect location for a 5 story garage…….38-39st 47th ave but a storage faculty with very little traffic probably makes more money

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John

If idiots are paying 400k now for coops that aren’t even really a two bedroom why wouldn’t someone pay a million for a brand new place?
Keep building them faster higher and more.
Clean this area up and get rid of the trash that keeps bringing it down.

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Don Keedik

If it is a residential building they should be made build it with a parking lot. Like all new buildings should. This growth cannot be sustained without some major changes.

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Don Keedik

Sorry Ferdia, didn’t mean to hijack your comment. Didn’t see it until I posted but couldn’t agree more.

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SuperWittySmitty

We already have too many cars in this part of Queens. A better idea would be a nice bike rack in front of the building to encourage people not to drive all the time.

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rikki

on that corner it would be easy to build a 1 or 2 level underground garage and have 2 entrances/ exits…..and sell unused spaces by the month to local residents only…

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frankie

What is with everyone’s obsession with parking spaces??? I own a car, and Sunnyside is not that bad when it comes to parking. Also, I don’t drive every day because in a city as dense as NYC it is more convenient to take public transportation, walk or bike. Stop feeling so entitled. This city belongs to pedestrians. They’re the majority.

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rikki

Frankie some of us actually use the car for work or business, and having a monthly only garage and paying for it would be fine since it probably would be written off as a business expense anyway.

plus those with EXPENSIVE cars would not have them broken into for the airbags or jacked up and have the rims stolen…..

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Lurtz

So just because you don’t use your car everyday, means that no one else should either?

Obviously there is a need for more parking or otherwise people wouldn’t be commenting about it every time. I know a few people that would be willing to pay for monthly parking so they don’t have to waste 20 minutes every night after work looking for a spot and not having to wonder if their window is going to get smashed in or rims stolen.

If anything people like you are the reason others keep asking for more parking options. Because you probably just leave your car parked from one street cleaning day until the next.

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QueensWatcher

Requiring parking minimums is a planning nightmare. All you accomplish is encouraging more competition on the roadways and over the bridges. Create neighborhoods that rely on mass transit instead. It is cleaner, safer and more efficient.

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Ferdia

I’m split on it. I do think any new development should have a minimum of one parking space per unit included in the rent or price.
You get the spot whether you need it or not and you may sublet it if you wish.

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QueensWatcher

Requiring parking spaces is a disaster. You would just be encouraging people to bring their cars, adding to congestion and pollution. There is a train across the street, a bus that stops right outside, and soon new bike lanes that can carry people wot work in Manhattan in 10-15 minutes.

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rikki

SNEAKY SNEAKY SNEAKY…if he can change zoning the tenants will have a skyline view of Manhattan and he can charge a million dollars for the condos….

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anonomus

why is that sneaky? Would you pay a million dollars to live on that block?? I don’t think many people would

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rikki

the topography shows 39th st much higher then Queens plaza so building anything over 3-4 floors and the top aprtments will have a great view..

want a fantastic view go to stop and shop guitar center 48th & nothern on the roof parking……..what a view taken many pictures there.

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Dingus

You could see the other crummy buildings, train yard, the 7 rumbling by every 5min, and endless honking on Queens Blvd. A steal at a mill.

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A.Bundy

agreed. every single inch of greenspace needs to be cemented, that way you can choke on your comments. lol

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Sunnysider

Development is nice, but no more residencies please, we have enough population and parking problem. Make new stores, business centers, etc.. Bring some more upscale stores and restaurants to the neighborhood, no more apartment buildings!

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anonomus

And who are you to say no more apartment buildings??? So you have a place that’s probably rent controlled or rent stabilized and the hell with the rest of us looking for a nice place to live??

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El loco

The 7 train is overcrowded enough thats who we are to say no more apartments. go look somewhere else for an apartment.

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me

than you must be a snob hipster that hasnt lived here too long – take your hipster bike. $750 hipster baby stroller, your dumb ass straw hat & phony glasses and move to Williamsburg,,,we dont need anymore self-center aholes in Sunnyside…

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Sunnyside Calling

I’m not against new businesses, but the reality is that there’s a whole strip of vacant stores right now, in that very area.

I agree that additional housing is a ridiculous idea: The infrastructure cannot support it.

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SuperWittySmitty

Put a toll on the bridge to drive out-of-town traffic back to the LIE/Midtown tunnel and add more buses. The infrastructure can handle it. We need more housing, and a lot of LIC is going to waste. It has to be developed.

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