January 30, By Hannah Wulkan
The owner of the building containing Mexican restaurant La Adelita has filed plans for a 5-story, mixed-use building on the site.
Department of Building records show that the owner of 52-22 Roosevelt Avenue, a building containing La Adelita restaurant and two floors of apartments, plans to build a five-story building with retail, residential, and medical office space on the site.
According to the plans, the proposed 55-foot tall building would have 3,062 square feet of retail space on the ground floor, as well as a lobby.
The second floor would contain 4,538 square feet of medical offices, and the third through fifth floors would hold a total of 10 apartments, or 10,600 square feet of residential space.
The plans also show that the new building would have a finished rooftop for the use of residents, though the site is right beside the 7 train.
Owner Ovidiu Mihu said that the plans are primarily exploratory, and that the building will remain unchanged and La Adelita restaurant will remain for the time being, though he was unsure about plans further in the future.
These plans come about a month after it looked as though La Adelita could close down due to owed back taxes. However owner Maria Iglesias appealed to the public for help and eventually secured a loan to keep her business open.