7,200 sf of industrial zoned land located in Ridgewood, Queens. Site is improved with two stacked standard 20' containers for storage with power connections within, 200amp/ 3-phase power, water access & corrugated steel fencing.
Originally part of Brooklyn, Ridgewood is officially located within Queens county, however, its political boundary with Brooklyn causes confusion and debate about where the western boundary of Ridgewood truly lies.
The area was first settled by the Dutch and Onderdonk House, built in 1709, is the oldest Dutch Colonial stone house in New York City. At that time, it was part of Bushwick, but a second wave of British settlers renamed it Ridgewood. The development of public transportation, from horse-drawn cars in the mid-19th century and later trolleys and elevated trains, helped to spur residential and retail development. Most of the housing stock was built between 1905 and 1915 to house German immigrants who worked in the breweries and knitting factories that straddled the Queens-Brooklyn border.
Ridgewood is a densely settled neighborhood, with housing stock ranging from six-family buildings near the Brooklyn border to two-family and single-family row houses deeper into Queens. Ridgewood is visually distinguished from Bushwick by the large amount of exposed brick construction; in Brooklyn, vinyl siding is more common.
Most of Ridgewood was developed block-by-block around the turn of the 20th century. Local architect Louis Berger & Co designed more than 5,000 buildings in the area. The neighborhood has been largely untouched by construction since then, leaving many centrally planned blocks of houses and tenements still in the same state as their construction. These blocks include the Mathews Flats (six-family cold water tenements), Ring-Gibson Houses (two- and four-family houses with stores), and Stier Houses (curved two-family rowhouses). Many of these houses are well-kept and retain much of their early 20th century appeal.
Ridgewood Savings Bank, the largest mutual savings bank in New York State, has their headquarters at the intersection of Myrtle and Forest Avenues. The building's exterior is made of limestone and contains an eight-foot granite base. The interior has travertine walls and marble floors.
On the New York City Subway, the M train runs through the heart of Ridgewood, and its connection to the L train at Myrtle-Wyckoff Avenues at the south end of Ridgewood is a transportation hub, with a 60-million-dollar renovation completed in 2007. The Long Island Expressway and Jackie Robinson Parkway provide easy access by car to the area as well.
M1 districts range from the Garment District in Manhattan, with its multistory lofts, to parts of Red Hook and College Point with many one or two-story warehouses studded with loading bays. The M1 district is often a buffer between M2 or M3 districts and adjacent residential or commercial districts.
Light industries typically found in M1 areas include knitting mills, printing plants, woodworking shops, auto storage and repair shops, and wholesale service and storage facilities. In theory, nearly all industries uses can locate in M1 areas if they meet the more stringent M1 performance standards. Offices and most retail uses are also permitted. Certain community facilities, such as hospitals, are allowed in M1 districts only by special permit, but houses of worship are allowed as-of-right.
Floor area ratios in M1 districts range from 1.0 to 10.0 and building height and setbacks are controlled by sky exposure planes which may be penetrated by towers in certain districts. New industrial buildings are usually low-rise structures that fit within sky exposure planes. Except along district boundaries, no side yards are required. Rear yards at least 20 feet deep are usually required, except within 100 feet of a corner.
Although the R5B district permits detached and semi-detached buildings, it's 1.35 FAR typically produces three-story row houses. The traditional character of R5B districts is reflected in the district's height and setback, front yard and curb cut regulations.
The district has a maximum street wall height of 30 feet, above which the building slopes or is set back to a maximum building height of 33 feet. The front yard must be at least five feet deep and it must be at least as deep as one adjacent front yard but no deeper than the other, to a maximum depth of 20 feet. Attached row houses do not require side yards, but there must be a least eight feet between the end buildings in a row and buildings on adjacent zoning lots.
Parking is waived for one-and two-family homes and curb cuts are prohibited on zoning lots less than 40 feet wide. Where parking is required, on-site spaces must be provided for two-thirds of the dwelling units.