December 21, By Christian Murray
Several stores located on Roosevelt Avenue are likely to be demolished to make way for a seven-story mixed use building.
Building permits were filed yesterday that call for the construction of a building at 77-02 Roosevelt Avenue that would consist of 44 apartments, with the bottom two stories dedicated to commercial use and community facilities.
The building will replace an eclectic mix of stores that wrap around the corner of Roosevelt Ave. and 77th Street such as a restaurant, real estate office, pool hall, independent pharmacy and Metro PC dealer. Demolition permits have yet to be filed.
The first two stories will consist of 13,500 square feet of commercial space and 3,700 square feet of community facilities.
The apartments will be located on floors three to seven, with 10 units on each floor from three to six, with four units on the top floor.
The plans call for a 33-car garage in the cellar and six off-street parking spots in a lot adjacent to the building. There will be space for 22 bicycles on a mezzanine between the first and second floors.