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 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.