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Bluarch Architecture designing new Astoria project

Change keeps on coming to Queens, and Astoria is not being left behind. An old garage with only one story is going to be giving way to a new commercial building. The site is addressed on the corner of 41st Street and 28th Avenue, and the corresponding permits were filed back in August. The design is in the hands of Bluarch Architecture.

The total construction area is over 37,000 square feet. Nevertheless, the majority of that space will be occupied by 124 parking spots. 7,000 square feet will be destined to commercial space and eating and drinking areas, divided among the first floor and the rooftop. The second and third floor will also span a little over 7,000 square feet and will feature community space. With three floors, the building will be 49 feet tall.

The new building will be an incredibly positive change for the area, specially when the old building taking its place is taken into account. Furthermore, there will be four levels below ground for the parking area. The planned aesthetics will be super contemporary. The structure will feature lots of concrete and glass in both the interior and exterior.

The corresponding demolition permits were filed in March and the constructions will start any day now, even though completion dates have not been announced. The developer is Fernando Magalhaes of 40-17 28th Avenue LLC. [NY Yimby]