Property owner John Ciafone is planning to move forward with a mixed-use development at 42-17 Queens Boulevard, located on the corner of 43rd Street in Sunnyside, now that the state legislature has enacted Affordable New York, the latest version of the 421-a tax break. The project is expected to include ground-floor retail with residential units above, DNAinfo reported. The project may also include an affordable residential component.
New building applications have not been filed. A single-story commercial building must first be demolished, although permits to do so have not been filed either. Construction is expected to begin sometime next year.