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Seven-story building planned for Astoria Boulevard, spot rezoning required

September 11, By Tara Law

A seven-story mixed use building—featuring 36 residential units and a ground floor dance studio– is planned to go up at 35-10 Astoria Boulevard, YIMBY reported.

The developer, Astoria Boulevard LLC, has yet to file plans with the Building Department and has to get the site rezoned in order to proceed. Demolition permits have yet to be sought.

The proposed building would be 52,000 square feet, containing a 2,800 square-foot dance studio on the ground floor, YIMBY reported. Twenty percent of the 36 units would be designated as affordable. Plans also include 13 parking spaces.

The location is currently a two-story building that is home to Callina’s School of Dance.

ARC Architecture + Design Studio completed the designs and released the images.

Should the rezoning be approved, the developer expects the building to be completed by 2020.

 

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46 Comments

Time To Move

More people, less parking, miserable transportation, prices going up all over the place , overcrowded schools, transient tenants = transient neighborhood, crime going up , greedy developers, ………………..WELCOME TO ASTORIA




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California bound

Yeah, more luxury expensive housing !!!!!!!!…….good hard working families who cannot afford these new rents, have to move to undesirable areas when the owners sell their properties to contribute to over development and over population. These people do not have roommates to share the rents most of you millennials seems to need to live here. That does not mean that property owners should not make profits, but affordable housing DOES NOT exist in Astoria and never will as long as a mayor like Loser DiBlasio continues to allow LIC and Astoria to become another Manhattan . You need to make at least 100M a year to .live, shop, and maybe , eat out once in awhile in this area………..and don’t have kids. Change is constant, but what’s happening in what was wonderful Astoria….is a disappointment to those of us who still have great memories of a real neighborhood.




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Cally Moraytis, Owner and Artistic Director of Callina's School of Dance

Exciting news:
Callina’s School of Dance will remain in its current home for the next two years. In Fall 2019, we will be relocating to a large space nearby for one year, while our new home is built in its current location. In the Fall of 2020 we will return to 35-12 Astoria Boulevard in an brand new high-tech space with larger studios and waiting area than we currently have.
Our landlord has reassured us that we are secure for the next two years in our current space. The landlord will also provide the build-out of the temporary space for the 2019-2020 school year.
We congratulate and thank our teachers for their dedication to each and every student and our parents for faithfully bringing their children each week.
We look forward to a wonderful year of dance.




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etsa

I hope this place is pet friendly. I am looking to move out of my old place. I think it is great location as long as you stay away from Steinway.




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FRANK DIMAGGIO

THIS ARCHITECT/DEVELOPER IS PAYING OFF THE COUNCIL. HE HAS BEEN FIGHTING TO RE-ZONE FOR YEARS. STOP THIS PROJECT!!! WE WILL ORGANIZE AND TIE IT UP IN COURT FOR YEARS. IT WILL NEVER GET DONE!!!!




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OK BUT.......

When are they going to build a new school for all these buildings that people will move into!!! Oh…. wait. .. I mean a new dog park….yuppies don’t have kids….stack em and pack em.




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maria

Many come here for their life and work experiences and then move back home or to the suburbs to have families. With LGA expanding and all that comes with it like more planes, car traffic and fumes, I do not blame them. From what I see, every ave in Astoria is a traffic jam during the morning and afternoon commutes. The only time there is some peace is when there is a major holiday and people fly back home or stay home.




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John

The schools are packed with kids, So “no” people are not moving away to have families. Some are, but a lot are not.




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maria

Many are getting bused in from other over crowded school districts. My local elementary school changed from a K-5 program to a K-8 program because they did not have enough elementary students and added a middle school in the same building. Also they are many families from the homeless shelter that send their children to the schools here maybe that’s why the schools seem so “packed” to you. Most of the private schools in the area have students that are bused or driven by parents from other areas.




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Jon

What is your local school?

Um, how many kids are coming from the homeless shelter?
No, I know the kids. The schools are packed because many kids live her.

Where are they busing them in from?




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John

Some of you people want no developments ever.
The population is growing.

PEOPLE NEED PLACES TO LIVE!

Build more. Higher , bigger, faster.
Move to a farm if you don’t like the city.




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rebecca

Few are saying do not build. What people really want is more affordable housing to be built in Astoria! Hopefully Mayor De Blasio will be re-elected!




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John

What is affordable? Give me a number; a specific monetary amount per month for rent or the price to buy that you think means “affordable”.




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your neighbor

Right now, the cops from the precinct who drive in from Nassau and Suffolk county park right in front of that building.

Where are they supposed to park during and after construction?




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I know a Lot

The sidewalk like they always do.

I hope someone gets injured and sues the F out of them for parking on the sidewalk.

PAY FOR YOUR OWN PARKING like everyone else.




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Arjun

I think the Department of Buildings should now only permit construction of buildings that provide one parking spot per apartment and make this a mandoatory law.




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uly

Great idea! So then they will stop building or build even bigger. Have fun living next to an under ground or roof top parking lot.




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Anna

If you don’t like it, you should be raising your voice at zoning board meetings, not just on social media.




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vin

Nowadays one rarely raises there voice against anything. Too many phone cameras on you will get you on social media in seconds.




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jon

Look at the area. Something is bound to be built there one day. And new residential spaces typically have more pros for neighborhoods.




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harriet

And what would that accomplish? A box of tissues and a couple of pats on your head and shoulder. Give me a break! We need more housing. That area should be improved. Take away Burger King also!




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dave

Landlords should really add “No Owning A Car” Clauses in leases which will solve many traffic and parking issues.




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Native New Yorker

This building will already come with 13 parking spaces. Not everyone in New York has or needs a car.




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ted

This is 2017 and NYC. You would need a gimmick. Like a total “Green Building” where renters can partake in not owning a car and keeping the city cleaner. The millennials will line up to rent. Think smart.




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Native New Yorker

Or maybe because being all anti-development all of the time is both stupid and short-sighted. The city is growing, whether you like it or not.




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Raúl

Everybody love new york to live. They no ask for papers. I find good job construction Astoria. I want find more job for construction in this building.




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dean

I am glad this place is being cleaned up and I rather see expensive housing going up then some huge business or shelter.




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faug

I just worry that people who can not afford the avenues south of Astoria Blvd are being pushed out and moving into the ditmars area where it is older and cheaper. Creating a louder, dirtier and less well off neighborhood.




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nazzz

Ditmars is not cheaper. A two family home in that area can go for as much as $1.4-1.6M
There are renovated 2bed homes for $2400+




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Rob

We already have too many buildings and they barely make parking spaces. They should be a space a tenant minimum. Too much construction in Astoria needs to stop




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Native New Yorker

There’s too many cars in the city as is. More spaces will just bring more cars and more traffic.




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Native New Yorker

Big deal. The way it’s oriented, the building will only block the sun for the Grand Central Parkway. Drivers don’t need the sun in their eyes.




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