Four detached wood-frame houses near downtown Jamaica may bite the dust for a sizable residential building. Plans were filed last week to erect eight stories of apartments on the site where the houses currently stand, at 89-07 148th Street. The 74-foot-tall development would rise between 89th and 90th Avenues, a block west of Rufus King Park and across the street from the monolithic Queens Civil Court building. The building would have 97 apartments squeezed into 64,509 square feet of residential space, for average units measuring a rental-sized 665 square feet.
An anonymous Floral Park, N.Y.-based LLC has filed applications for a six-story, 10-unit mixed-use building at 147-07 88th Avenue, in downtown Jamaica. The project will measure 13,578 square feet. It will feature a 484-square-foot retail space on the ground floor, followed by residential units on the second through sixth floors. The apartments should average 1,309 square feet apiece, which suggests condominiums are likely in the works. Manish S. Savani’s Jamaica-based architecture firm is the architect of record. A two-story building must first be demolished. Permits were filed to do so in August.
Brooklyn-based Regal Realty has filed applications for nine semi-detached two-story, two-family houses at 171-05 109th Avenue, located on the corner of 171st Street, just south of downtown Jamaica. The buildings will measure 2,530 square feet each, and across the entire development, the residential units should average 800 square feet apiece. There will be a total of 16 off-street parking spaces. Jeff Akerman’s Brooklyn-based architecture firm is the architect of record. The 21,148-square-foot plot is mostly vacant with the exception of a two-story house at 108-49 171st Street. Demolition permits have not been filed.
Jamaica-based City Builders Development Corp. has filed applications for two three-story, two-unit residential buildings at 104-42 164th Street and 104-50 164th Street, located just south of downtown Jamaica. The townhouses will measure 3,600 square feet each and, across both structures, the residential units should average a family-sized 1,350 square feet apiece. Olabanji B. Awosika’s Jamaica-based architecture firm is the architect of record. Both 20-foot-wide, 2,000-square-foot lots, which are separated by three other lots, are currently vacant. The Jamaica Center-Parsons/Archer stop on the E and J trains is six blocks away.
A rendering has been spotted on the construction fence of the development site at 97-01 Waltham Street, in downtown Jamaica. An eight-story, 58-key hotel project is planned, per the latest building permits. The new building will measure 31,346 square feet and rise 85 feet above street level to its roof. Guest amenities include a fitness center, a business center, two off-street parking spaces, and storage for five bikes. There will also be a 2,379-square-foot “social club” on the ground floor. Nehalkumar Gandhi’s North Bergen, N.J.-based LLC is the developer and Gerald J. Caliendo’s Briarwood-based firm is the architect of record. Completion is currently scheduled for 2017.