Queens-based Mar and Mostak Inc. has filed applications for two two-story, two-family houses at 107-46 – 107-48 Union Hall Street, in Jamaica, located five blocks from the Jamaica Center-Parsons/Archer Station in the E/J/Z trains. Each will measure 4,441 square feet, and, across both structures, the full-floor residential units should average 1,480 square feet apiece. The apartments will likely be geared towards families, and each unit will come with an off-street parking space. Akeeb B. Shekoni’s Jamaica-based Askon Architects is the architect of record. The 66-foot-wide lot is currently occupied by a two-story house. Demolition permits were filed in March to remove it.
Back in 2013, the Greater Jamaica Development Corporation (GJDC) and Blumenfeld Development Group signed an agreement to build a 160,000-square-foot retail complex accompanied by a 550-space parking garage across two vacant lots in downtown Jamaica, specifically at 90-01 168th Street and 90-02 168th Street. Then early last year, the developers said they would build an additional 105,000 square feet of retail space and an affordable residential building. DNAinfo now reports the 2013 deal has terminated, effectively halting any plans for the sites. At this point, the GJDC plans to release a new and updated Request for Proposals (RFP), that will more than likely include affordable housing, for both properties later this spring. Both lots are currently being used for surface parking.
New building applications have been filed for a second big high rise residential project near Jamaica’s big transit hub. Harlem-based Artimus Construction wants to develop a 26-story apartment building at 147-20 94th Avenue, between Sutphin Boulevard and 148th Street.
Earlier this year, YIMBY revealed renderings of the Chetrit Group’s planned residential redevelopment of the former Mary Immaculate Hospital campus at 150-13 89th Avenue, in Jamaica. The project includes the addition of 324 residential units, but right across the street, the same developer is first building an unassociated eight-story, 59-unit apartment building that measures 45,606 square feet. Located at 152-09 88th Avenue, two blocks from the Parsons Boulevard stop on the E and F trains, the structure is currently five stories above street level, according to Commercial Observer. It recently received an $11 million construction loan. Goldstein, Hill & West Architects is designing both of Chetrit’s projects.
The TWA Flight Center at John F. Kennedy International Airport has been out of commission for 14 years, but if all goes according to plan, it will welcome a new slew of visitors starting in just a few years. MCR Development is planning to redevelop the landmarked 1962 Eero Saarinen building into the TWA Flight Center Hotel. It got approval from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey in September, but yesterday announced that it is commencing the city’s Uniform Land Use Review Procedure, or ULURP.