Nov. 10, 2016 By Hannah Wulkan
Two single-family homes in Astoria are about to be demolished as the developer aims to cash in by constructing two new apartment buildings.
The developer filed permits in October to demolish two single-family homes at 31-31 and 31-33 30th Street. Yesterday, the developer filed plans to build two new apartment buildings on these sites, creating a total of 12 new apartments.
According to the plans filed with the city, the two new apartment buildings would each rise four stories high and have six units. The two buildings would be separate structures from one another, but would be attached.
The two buildings would mirror one another, according to the plans, each with 4,498 square feet of residential area.
The plans show that each building would have a total of six units, with two units on both the first and second floors, and one unit on the third and fourth floors.
The two houses demolished to make way for the new buildings were both small two-story buildings, and were about 22 feet tall. The new buildings, in comparison, will be 40 feet tall, similar to the buildings on either side.
I heard if you cry something happens
Too bad someone doesn’t want to restore these victorian houses instead. They look pretty bad now, but the character of the neighborhood is disappearing with all these generic and often cheap looking apt buildings popping up.