Construction is rising on 88-20 153rd Street, an eight-story residential building in Jamaica, Queens. Designed by Hill West Architects and developed by The Chetrit Group, the 80-foot-tall structure will yield 133,000 square feet with 207 rental units. NY Developers & Management is the general contractor for the property, which is bound by 88th Avenue to the north, 89th Avenue to the south, and 153rd Street to the east.
Recent photos show the reinforced concrete superstructure standing two stories above ground, with a network of scaffolding assembled to hold the wooden formwork for the next floor slab. Steel rebar can be seen protruding at the locations of the following series of vertical columns. Work should proceed smoothly on the remaining stories given the straightforward dimensions of the building massing, and the edifice could potentially top out before the end of the year.
The rendering in the main photo was posted on the construction fence and shows the exterior composed of a light-colored cementitious grid surrounding two distinct fenestration designs. The northeastern corner features larger windows with thick black mullions arranged in groupings of two and three stories, while the wings on either side incorporate narrower windows with white mullions in a more vertical arrangement. It appears that the entrance will be tucked underneath the corner facing 88th Avenue and 153rd Street.
The closest subways from the property are the E and F trains at the Parsons Boulevard station. Also nearby are the E, J, and Z trains at the Jamaica Center-Parsons/Archer station.
88-20 153rd Street is expected to be finished in the winter of 2024, as noted on the construction board.