Small residential developments have begun arriving on the edge of downtown Jamaica, but YIMBY has seen few projects as large as the eight-story mixed-use building planned for 178-02 Hillside Avenue.
Originally filed in June of 2014, property owner Muhammad Alam has filed additional applications for a six-story, 10-unit mixed-use building at 150-16 Hillside Avenue, in Jamaica. The building will measure a total 10,170 square feet, and 2,360 square-foot of retail space will take up the ground floor. Angelo Ng + Anthony Ng Architects Studio is designing, and an existing two-story structure must first be demolished.
Racebrook Capital has begun construction of the nearly 200,000 square-foot animal transportation facility, dubbed “The Ark”, at John F. Kennedy International Airport, in Queens, per the Commercial Observer. Abandoned Building 78 is being converted into the facility, and Gensler, along with other partners, is designing. The $48 million project is expected to open in late 2016.
Property owner Ben Kaftari has filed applications for a nine-story, 50-unit mixed-use building at 172-02 Hillside Avenue, in Downtown Jamaica. The building will measure 57,750 square feet, with roughly 6,410 square feet counting towards community space, and another 4,400 square feet for commercial-retail. Frank Denner is designing, and an existing single-story auto-shop structure must first be removed.
Property owner Lakhi Zoria, head of Zoria Construction, has filed applications for a six-story, 12-unit residential building for the vacant lot at 170-19 89th Avenue, in Downtown Jamaica. Anand Solanki is designing the project, and the site’s former two-story building was demolished in 2012.