Permits have been filed for a six-story mixed-use building at 31-90 29th Street in Astoria, Queens. The property is located at the northwest corner of Broadway and 29th Street, a coveted corner on one of Astoria’s prime retail strips.
The proposed 70-foot-tall building will total 87,439 square feet and incorporate residential and commercial space. The residential component will consist of 74,011 square feet and include 92 units. Based on these numbers the average yield of a residential unit will be 804 square feet. Additionally, the building will include 13,428 square feet of retail space. The permit shows 46 enclosed parking spaces.
Plans for the development were filed by Fogarty Finger Architects and show George Tsilogiannis of BQ 29, LLC as the owner behind the applications. The project will require the demotion of the current one-story structure on the site. The property was previously occupied by a host of retailers, including The Strand Smokehouse and Sac’s Brick Oven Pizza. All of the stores are currently shuttered at this location.
The parcel is located caddy corner from another new development, Astor Broadway, a five-story rental property which opened in 2018. A Food Emporium occupies a portion of the ground floor. The neighborhood is serviced by the N and W subway line at the Broadway station at 31st Street.