A commercial corridor on 101st Avenue in Richmond Hill will be turned into five mixed-use apartment buildings, filling two lots between 129th and 130th Streets, according to a published report.
The buildings will rise four stories and four of the buildings will have five apartments each, New York Yimby reported. Each of these four buildings will also feature a 400-square-foot retail space on the ground floor.
One site at 129-25 101st Ave. will be larger than the rest of the apartment buildings, housing eight units to be divided over 4,242 square feet. The retail space on the ground floor will measure 982 square feet. The space, which will house a total of 28 units and five storefronts, currently houses a vacant corner lot, a house in disrepair and a garage.
These buildings will be a departure from the one- and two-family houses found throughout most of Richmond Hill. The city downsized most of the neighborhood in 2012, according to New York Yimby, restricting building heights on side streets to 35 feet.