An already-dense block in Jamaica, Queens, is about to see a welcome spot of infill on a vacant lot at 153-10 89th Avenue. Building applications call for a seven-story structure that will have 17,113 square feet of total space, including 11,815 square feet of residential space, to be divided amongst 17 apartments. There will also be a nine-car parking garage on the first floor. Angelo S. Ng of Angelo + Anthony Ng Architects Studio P.C. is the architect of record, and Jay Sobhraj of Zara Realty Holding Corp is listed as the site’s developer.
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.
The A-train’s trek through Queens takes it along Liberty Avenue, right through Jamaica. Right down the block from the 111 St-Greenwood Avenue Station, new building applications have been filed for four separate mixed-use structures, which will rise in place of four existing two-story buildings.
Most of the big news about landmarked sites comes from Brooklyn and Manhattan. There isn’t much in Queens that makes headlines; for example, only two of the 26 sites designated from the Landmarks Preservation Commission’s 95-item backlog were in Queens County. Today, however, we have news about a landmarked park in Jamaica.
The New York City Economic Development Corporation, the New York City Housing Development Corporation, and the city’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development, along with developer Omni New York, have revealed plans to build a 350-unit mixed-use complex at 92-33 168th Street, located on the corner of 93rd Avenue in downtown Jamaica. All of the project’s residential units will be affordable, Curbed NY reported.