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Rendering for Proposed 8-Story Building On Queens Boulevard Revealed

Rendering for the proposed eight-story building on Queens Boulevard in Sunnyside. (Raymond Chan)

Nov. 30, 2017 By Nathaly Pesantez

A rendering for an eight-story mixed-use building proposed for Queens Boulevard has been released, depicting plans for multiple retail shops at ground level and clear floor-to-floor windows up top.

The 83-foot-tall building, developed by Ramesh Vig at 43-46 39th Pl. and designed by architect Raymond Chan, shows space for four retail shops wrapping around Queens Boulevard and 39th Place. According to building plans released earlier this month, about 6,926 square-feet has been allocated for commercial space within the site.

On 39th Place, an entry and exit point for the building’s enclosed parking space for 20 cars is shown.

Above the ground level retail shops and parking space are the residential units. In all, six floors will hold 48 rental units spread out over 34,502 square-feet. Floors three through seven, which will hold nine units per floor, feature clear windows spanning the length of each level, separated by brown blocks. The units overlooking the Queens Boulevard side are also fitted with balconies.

Spaces for three units have been carved out for the top floor, where the units are set slightly back and with room for a small garden and deck wrapping through most of the floor’s perimeter.

The empty lot on 39th Place and Queens Boulevard, where a new 8-story building has been proposed.

The site, currently an empty lot at just over 9,000 square feet, once saw several small businesses on the block, including Dragon Puffz, a hookah lounge, Verdecchio Pizzeria, Chikuran Japanese Restaurant, and Xio Lounge, the night club that was repossessed in 2014 after failing to pay rent.

Vig, one of two senior partners of the 39 Sunnyside Owners LLC, said the building, which will have an address of 39-11 Queens Blvd., should be completed within two years time, with construction to begin immediately after the Department of Buildings approves the plans.

 

The six storefronts that once occupied the former one-story site before 2016. (Google Maps)

16 Comments

Anonymous

It can sure be a good idea, however, looking at the back ground it will a bad fit for the area. Too fancy. It should also feature a theatre. Perhaps Bring back our beloved Center theatre. We need it back.




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Al from Sunnyside

I’m glad there won’t be anymore hookahs. I felt uncomfortable with them hanging around.




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A.Bundy

nice! the new building will bring better things to come, hopefully. these boarded up/closed down dilapidated stores made the area look horrible.




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Mr. Queens

that corner was full of open businesses until they tore ’em all down over a year back and just left it as an empty dusty lot

but stores make the area look horrible yeah okay




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Pat

Thought they were putting a movie theater in this building ????
Design is so ot of place for the neighborhood UGLY




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OJJ’s Home Theater

Yo Pat, when the project is complete feel free to stop up at my crib to watch a movie. I’m going to have a Home theater built next to the indoor pool. There will be a commercial style refrigerator stocked full of 40 oz Old English cans. Opening movie is going to be “I’m gonna get you sucka”. Love the scene when my man is walking on Aquarium shoes filled with gold fish.




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Oran Juice Jones

Yo, I gots the top two floors already under lock at a pre construction price; which was peanuts. I just used a small portion of my residual money from every time my hit song “The Rain” is played in a movie, etc. So get ready to see me and my crew pulling up all hours of the night in Bentley’s, Lambos, Old School Caddys etc. No Prius or Subaru’s allowed in the vicinity. FYI- I will be the President of the Condo board and will sign power of attorney over to 39 Place Neil who will sit in on the Ckndo board meetings in my place.




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Flores 360

The design could have been better. There is no way that it will blend in with the surrounding buildings.




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Ugly Boring Greenhouse

there’s an empty dusty pit there now

the developer knocked down the corner way early

all year I’ve schlepped two extra blocks to do laundry

all year I’ve schlepped two extra blocks to get lo mein

all year that bus stop’s been covered in mud

what dumpy buildings are you talking about




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