2015-10-21 / Front Page

Broadway Street Closing

By Liz Goff

Workers last week completed construction of a sidewalk shed outside the former C Town Supermarket at 92-02 Broadway in Astoria, a sure sign that a wrecking ball is in the near future of the one-story building.

The Gazette snapped a photo of the shed that closes Broadway between 29th and 30th Streets, and closes off approximately 75-fet of sidewalk on both sides of the property (see photo.) Workers also posted signs on the shed alerting pedestrians of the sidewalk closing.

The supermarket closed it doors in early September to make way for a four-story residential building, a newly expanded, ground floor C Town Supermarket and an underground parking facility with space for 52 vehicles.

Plans filed by the owner with the City Department of Buildings indicate the existing parking lot will be eliminated to allow for expansion of the supermarket.

The first residential floor of the new building will feature 20 residential units, the second floor will feature 23 residential units and the third residential floor will feature 15 units with a public terrace.

The penthouse level will feature six residential units with more public terraces. The development will also feature additional public terraces on the rooftop of the building.

According to plans first announced on the “YIMBY” (Yes In My Back Yard) real estate website, the new development will offer a total residential floor area of 14,000-square-feet and the average apartment size will be approximately 700-square-feet.

Project completion is scheduled for late 2017.

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