Oct. 17, 2018 By Nathaly Pesantez
A one-story building on Vernon Boulevard could soon be brought down for development.
Plans were filed with the Department of Buildings yesterday to demolish the one-story brick building at 47-01 Vernon Blvd. The lot, which includes space for parking along 47th Avenue, has been occupied by Charge and Ride, a limo and car service company, for several decades.
A company representative said the business is relocating, and that the Vernon Boulevard location is already closed.
The demolition plans were filed by Circle F Capital, a real estate firm based in Manhattan. The firm is behind several developments in the area, including a planned 11-story mixed-use condo building on the same block as the Court Square Diner, yet to come to fruition. It is also planning another condominium project at the former zipper factory on 5-33 48th Avenue.
Property records, however, do not yet show information on the Vernon Boulevard sale. Compass, the real estate brokerage, has the property’s sale price listed at $7.25 million.
Circle F Capital did not immediately respond to questions about its plans for the site.
white I’m generally skeptical of new development, this seems like it could be a genuine improvement, as the current building is ugly and isn’t adding anything positive to the neighborhood functionally or aesthetically. Ideally there’d be some kind of 24-hour deli or cool restaurant at street level, and a massing of 4-5 stories above that will blend in with the existing streetscape. And at the very least, we’ll get some parking back on that block that was previously earmarked for “taxi parking”.
More Condominiums for the well-off rich. Real Affordable housing should be built. It would ease the homeless problem. Instead our DUMB elected officials welcome condo after condo plus Hotels that are not necessary, which will be either Homeless shelters or more condos on the Future.
Agreed, it’s a shame you voted for someone who well-off rich, and gave MILLIONS of dollars in tax breaks for the well-off rich, huh? Well at least they can get richer now!
The FAKE MRLIC wrote the October 17, 2018 comment on his/her 3rd favorite spot on Vernon blvd.
Ah man, that was my 3rd favorite single story building on Vernon.
I’ve lived here my whole life and this would make it different from how it was, so I don’t like it.