Douglaston could soon have two new senior housing buildings rising near Northern Boulevard

241-15 Northern Blvd
Rendering by Valentino Pompeo Architect P.C.

Two developers presented their plans on Tuesday night for two Douglaston developments that will include dozens of apartments for senior citizens.

The proposed developments, located at 43-80 Douglaston Pkwy. and 241-15 Northern Blvd. in Douglaston, were outlined to members of the Community Board 11 Douglaston Zoning Committee at their monthly meeting on Sept. 25.

Developers 241-15 Northern Boulevard, LLC and North Shore Realty Group plan to create one residential and one mixed-use building, with housing units available for adults ages 55 and older. Affordable housing for seniors will also be included, with the developers defining “affordable” as costing 80 percent of the area median income (AMI).

For 43-80 Douglaston Pkwy., builders aim to construct an eight-story apartment building with 24 units — 10 market rate units and 14 affordable units for seniors 62 and older. There will be 19 parking spaces available for residents and the entire property is slated to be 51,128 square feet. The area in question would be rezoned from an R1-2 district to an R6A district.

Rendering by Gerald Caliendo Architects
Rendering by Gerald Caliendo Architects – 43-08 Douglaston Pkwy.

Developers plan for 241-15 Northern Blvd. to be a five-story, mixed-use building that would be rezoned from an R6A district to a C1-2. Fifty-nine dwelling units will be made available for adults 55 and older. Thirty-nine of the proposed units will be sold at market rate, while the other 20 units will be made affordable for seniors. Additionally, 12,678 square feet will be set aside for commercial use, which the building developers said could be a medical facility or exercise studio.

Approximately 89 parking spaces will be available to building residents.

Committee members expressed concerns about having sufficient parking spaces for residents of these buildings, saying that the number of spaces would not be enough for residents and others who live and work in the area. But developers said that they would add spaces as advised by the committee.

The zoning committees recommendations will be presented at the Community Board 11 public meeting this Monday, Oct. 1, at 7:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at M.S. 158, located at 46-35 Oceania St. in Bayside.

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