A futuristic commercial building is set to rise in Astoria.
Located at 40-17 28th Ave., the site was home to a one-story auto repair shop. Demolition permits were approved in March and the demolition occurred last month. According to city records, the new structure will be a three-story, 14,500-square-foot building with a total of 124 underground parking spaces.
The ground floor is reserved for a 7,113-square-foot restaurant, and the second and third floors will house community facility space, which can include medical facilities, libraries, child care centers, community centers, colleges and more. The developer, Fernando Magalhaes of 40-17 28 Avenue LLC, was not available for comment.