Jamaica’s housing market is slowly recovering, and the latest sign of new growth comes in the form of a six-story apartment building planned at 153-11 90th Avenue, between Rufus King Park and Parsons Boulevard in downtown Jamaica.
This past July, YIMBY brought you renderings of Ekstein Development’s planned nine-story, 86-unit residential building at 25-19 43rd Avenue, in Long Island City, and now foundation work has commenced at the site, according to The Court Square Blog. Dubbed Dutch, the building will contain relatively small condominiums, averaging just 792 square feet each. GF55 Partners is designing, and completion is expected in January of 2017.
Three years ago, the city downzoned Richmond Hill, a working and middle-class area filled with one- and two-family homes just south of the Jamaica rail yards in eastern Queens. But they upzoned a commercial corridor on 101st Avenue, and one developer has decided to stake a claim there by filing plans for five small apartment buildings.
Property owner Anthony Cardinale has filed applications for twin two-family residential buildings at 192-06 – 192-08 Crocheron Avenue, in Auburndale, three blocks north of the neighborhood’s LIRR station. Each building will stand two stories, and the development will total 4,374 square feet of residential space, featuring full-floor units averaging 1,094 square feet. Great Neck-based Frank Petruso is the architect of record, and the property’s old single-family home was demolished in July.
Earlier this year, YIMBY brought you news of a seven-story, 154-unit senior housing facility planned at 34-11 Beach Channel Drive, in Far Rockaway, and now DNAinfo reports city officials have broken ground on the project, located a block from the A train’s Beach 36th Street stop. Arker Companies is constructing the building, and 46 units will be rented to the formerly homeless. The ground floor will include 4,500 square feet each of retail and community facility space, and Aufgang Architects is designing.