Sept. 26, 2016 By Hannah Wulkan
The owner of a one-story building on Broadway in Astoria has filed for permits to expand and add three stories to the existing structure.
The building, located at 38-02 Broadway next to the Raven’s Head Public House, currently holds La Sabrosura Bakery and the Broadway Corner Store. The proposal for the building would extend it upwards by three stories and would add six residential units, though the first floor would remain as retail space.
The project is estimated to cost $624,000, and upon completion would have 2,371 square feet of retail space and 5,123 square feet of residential space. The construction would add a total of 5,850 square feet to the building.
The building is currently 14 feet tall, and according to the application would rise to 52 feet high once it is completed.
The architect did not return request for comment on the timeline for the project or the precise plans for the retail space by the time of publication.
Excellent way to add much needed housing to the neighborhood.