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Church planning to build 150-unit residential property in Far Rockaway

The Far Rockaway Church of the Nazarene and developer Kiumarz Guela have filed plans to build a 150-unit residential property in Far Rockaway, Queens.

According to property records filed with the city today, Guela is looking to build an eight-story tower at 1414 Central Avenue. The building will contain a total of 143,978 s/f: 127,170 s/f for residential, 5,504 s/f for commercial and 11,304 s/f for a community facility. If approved as proposed, the building will be 89 feet tall.

The property will also have retail space on the ground floor. Planned amenities include a recreation room, a community room and a laundromat.

The proposed tower will replace a one-story structure. The church acquired the property in 1999, according to property records. The previous owner, a certain Charles Chalon, took out a $299,253 National Westminster Bank loan on the property in 1994. The church will likely continue to occupy the site.  Portions of the ground floor and the mezzanine have been allocated for a place of worship and a choir loft.

Magnusson Architecture will design the new building.


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