March 7, By Hannah Wulkan
A local developer is looking to build a new apartment building in Astoria that will include space for a ground floor restaurant.
According to plans filed with the Building Department, George Hrisikopoulos is looking to develop a six story, ten unit building at 31-07 31st Avenue, with space for an eating and drinking establishment. The building will take the place of a two-story single family home that currently occupies the property.
The new building will have two apartments on each floor, according to plans. There will also be a laundry room in the basement and a rooftop outdoor recreation space.
The building will include 1,059 square feet of commercial space on the ground floor and 7,735 square feet of residential space, meaning apartments would average about 773.5 square feet each.
Hrisikopoulos bought the property in 2015 for $1,375,000, according to building records.