The affordable housing lottery has launched for T Building, a 10-story former hospital that has been converted into a residential building at 82-41 Parsons Boulevard in Jamaica, Queens. Built in 1938, the Triboro Hospital For Tuberculosis was a cutting-edge hospital at the time. Available on NYC Housing Connect are 124 units for residents at 60 to 100 percent of the area median income (AMI), ranging in eligible income from $32,538 to $148,000.
82-41 Parsons Boulevard
A project that would redevelop the long-vacant, nine-story hospital building at 82-41 Parsons Boulevard, in Jamaica Hills, formerly known as the Triboro Hospital for Tuberculosis and presently called the “T Building,” is slowly moving through the city’s Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP). Dunn Development Corp. is proposing a 205-unit mixed-use conversion, where 130 of the apartments would rent at bel0w-market rates through the affordable housing lottery. The remaining 85 units would be set aside as supportive housing for homeless individuals. There would also be 12,000 square feet of space for the Queens Hospital Center, located nearby, and 8,000 square feet of community facility space, DNAinfo reported. The Health and Hospital Corporation’s Board of Directors has approved the project, as well as Community Board 8. The City Council, which almost always defers to the wishes of the local council member, has not yet voted on the project. The area is represented by Council Member Rory Lancman.