It was back in June that YIMBY brought you news of a new apartment building planned for downtown Jamaica. Now, we can show you what the eight-story structure at 178-02 Hillside Avenue will look like, and its unit count has also increased.
The whole building will be 108,053 square feet. Of that, 96,939 square feet will be residential. That hasn’t changed, but the unit count has gone from 127 to 131. Do the math and that works out to about 740 square feet per unit. There will be 22 units on the third floor, 23 each on the fourth through sixth floors, and 20 each on the seventh and eighth floors.
There will be 146 automobile parking spaces and 64 bicycle parking spaces on the second floor. The cellar will contain a gym, laundry room, and residential storage space. Residents will get outdoor recreation space on the first and third floors as well as on the roof.
The building will still have 10,440 square feet of commercial space, with the main unit on the first floor and storage in the cellar. The cellar will also contain 674 square feet of community facility space.
The 80-foot-tall building is being developed by Westbury, Long Island-based Piermont Properties. Chris Carrano of Midtown-based ADG Architecture and Design is architect of record.
As we reported in June, Piermont picked up the 35,400-square-foot parking lot between 178th and 179th Streets last summer for $10,750,000. They paid less than the site’s asking price, which was $12,500,000, and the final sale worked out to a fairly reasonable $75 per buildable square foot.
The property sits along a busy, mostly commercial stretch of Hillside Avenue, and there’s an entrance to the 179th Street F stop right in front of it.