New York’s accessory skylines outside of Midtown and Downtown have been booming with new development in recent years, with Jersey City, Downtown Brooklyn, and Long Island City taking the respective crowns for their respective counties. But beyond those nodes, high-rises have also begun to multiply beyond the proximate periphery. Jamaica, in Queens, has seen a sprinkling of 20 to 30 story buildings enter the pipeline in the past few years, and now another major project is set to rise in the burgeoning neighborhood, at 92-23 168th Street.
There, Edelman Sulton Knox Wood Architects are designing a new 23-story building, which will have a total construction area of over 530,000 square feet. That will be divided between about 60,000 square feet of commercial space, 19,000 square feet of community facility space, and 333,000 square feet of residential space. The latter component will be split between 389 apartments, for an average size of about 850 square feet, indicative of rentals.
The building’s cellar will contain 130 parking spaces, as well as space for a NYPD server. Above that, the first and second floors will house the tower’s retail and community facility space, with the residential component located on floors three through 23. The building will rise 231 feet to its rooftop, so ceiling heights will be relatively modest.
Omni New York LLC is the site’s developer, and Eugene Schneur of Archer Green Apartments, LP, applied for the new building applications. The firm has a diverse portfolio of small to large rental developments, another big indicator that 92-23 168th Street will house rentals.
The site requires environmental remediation, and the existing garage must also be demolished,