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66-73 79th Pl. is pictured with a swimming pool and three-car garage behind it.

Permits have been filed for a brand-new, three-story housing development in Middle Village, according to Department of Buildings (DOB) records.

The proposed structure at 66-73 79th Pl. will be 29 feet tall with 10,816 square feet of space and 11 housing units, records show. The lot currently contains a two-family home with a three-car garage behind it, and demolition applications have been filed for both.

The property will also include a parking lot with 11 spaces and a laundry room in the basement, according to Yimby.

The building will be designed by AM/PM Design & Consulting, a Great Neck-based company that has been responsible for many residential buildings in Queens, Brooklyn and Long Island.

Residents of Middle Village have been resistant to upscale developments coming into the neighborhood of predominantly one- and two-family homes in recent years.

According to Councilman Robert Holden, the proposed building on 79th Place is technically¬†“as-of-right” within its current R5 zoning designation, but he plans to meet with the Department of City Planning to try to prevent similar developments from popping up in the future.

“The character of the block is one- or two-family, so these developments are highly suspect,” Holden told QNS. “We need to look at the zoning on particular blocks in certain areas and correct it to make it impossible to do. The fact that it’s ‘as-of-right’ is disturbing.”

City records show that the property was sold for $1.6 million in November 2017.

The owner listed on the DOB application, Robert Fabian, declined to comment at this time.

The current state of 66-73 79th Place on May 6. Photo by Robert Pozarycki/QNS

The current state of 66-73 79th Place on May 6. Photo by Robert Pozarycki/QNS

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