Nine years after the Bloomberg administration rezoned Jamaica, Queens, new construction is finally starting to appear in the neighborhood. The latest project to add to the list is coming to 148-36 89th Avenue, close to several train lines and the Long Island Rail Road stop at Jamaica.
An eight-story apartment building will rise there, between 148th and 150th streets. New building applications call for a 27-unit development with 24,559 square feet of residential space. Typical units will measure slightly more than 900 square feet.
The building will be pretty basic, but there will be laundry and bike storage in the cellar, as well as recreation space on the ground floor. The project will include an outdoor parking lot with space for eight cars, but none are actually required because the building is small enough to duck the city’s parking rules.
Melamed Architect will handle the design, and Tamal Monsur, of Midtown-based Parthenon LLC, is the developer.
The 7,250-square-foot property is currently home to a two-and-a-half-story, single-family wood frame house, likely built in the early years of the 20th century. This stretch of 89th and 90th avenues is filled with large, detached homes, which serve as a reminder of Jamaica’s booming, pre-World War II days.
Parthenon picked up the site for $1,935,000 in May, paying $78 for each square foot of their planned building.
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