August 30, by Nathaly Pesantez
Permits have been filed for a nine-story hotel and community facility in Astoria, building records show.
The hotel, at a potential height of 95 feet, is proposed for 30-17 31st Street, a lot sitting under the elevates train tracks, and near the 30 Avenue Station.
Records show that 13,529 square-feet would be devoted to commercial and hotel space, where the first floor would hold a retail store in the hotel lobby and lounge while 48 units would be spread out on seven floors.
An ambulatory diagnostic or a healthcare office would take up two of the building’s floors in the proposed plan, making up 5.544 square-feet of space.
T.F. Cusanelli and Filletti, a New Jersey based architecture firm, is in charge of the design for the building. Anton Developers, a Forest Hills construction company, is behind the development.
The Astoria Post has reached out to Anton Developers.
Astoria and Long Island City have seen an influx of hotels over the years. As of June 2017, 31 hotels are operating in LIC, totaling over 3,000 rooms, and 31 more hotels are in their planning and construction phases, according to the Long Island City Partnership.