May 12, 2016 By Jackie Strawbridge
Kelly’s Bar is slated to get some new neighbors.
Developers are planning a six-story, 10-unit residential development next to the well-known local bar on the corner of Crescent Street and 31st Avenue. Construction permits for the new development at 23-60 31st Ave. were filed with the Department of Buildings on Wednesday.
Calvin Danzig of Danzig Realty purchased the property for $1.65 million in early March, according to Department of Finance documents. Demolition plans for the existing two-story house were filed on April 29.
Danzig said that they have not decided whether the building will be rental or condos, but that it will be on the luxury market. There will be nine one-bedrooms and one two-bedroom apartment.
He said that it’s too early to name many building amenities, but there will be high-end features such as extra tall showers, and tenants will have a lamp-lit shared backyard.
“I think that whole general area in Astoria is a fantastic location,” Danzig said. “It somewhat reminds me of when I was in Europe, with all the cafes, restaurants and so on.”
“It’s just illuminated,” he added. “I think it’s one of the better areas in all the boroughs.”
Danzig estimates that demolition will start in about a month. He hopes to have the building complete in early 2017.