Friday, July 27, 2012
33 hotel rooms to replace 3 one-family homes
From the Queens Chronicle:
Residents of 186th Street in Fresh Meadows are concerned about plans for a 12-story hotel on their block that will have 49 parking spots.
Jim Gallagher, president of the Fresh Meadows Homeowners Civic Association, said Tuesday the plans he’s seen on the Department of Buildings website call for the hotel to be built at 61-27 186 St., next to the former Filene’s parking lot. Preliminary plans call for a one-story parking garage to be built in the rear.
Calls to architect Chang Hwa Tan of Elmhurst were not returned and attempts to reach the property’s owner, Mayflower Business Group and Xiao Zhuang Ge, of Great Neck, one of the company’s principals, were not successful.
The DOB application calls for 33 units. The height of the building will be 127 feet on a 13,000-square-foot lot. The width of the property is 120 feet.
Gallagher said the property — which once housed three single-family homes — is zoned C4-2 and developers can build a hotel there as of right.
Pictured is the "before" shot.