A new 21-story high-rise is expected to come to Jamaica, as reported by YIMBY yesterday. This is not uncommon for the Queens neighborhood, but 153-19 Jamaica Avenue will be different, and today we have the first renderings for the building. BFC Partners has told YIMBY that all 139 units of the project will let at affordable housing rates. The facilities will also include supportive facilities, managed by New Destiny Housing.
The 222-foot tall structure will yield 130,600 square feet, with 99,090 square feet dedicated to residential use, and 5,240 square feet dedicated to ground-floor retail. Tenants will have access to numerous amenities, including a rooftop terrace, multipurpose room, computer room, children play center, lounge, laundry, accessory storage, and a bicycle parking facility. Also included on site will be a mailroom, lobby, and leasing office.
GF55 is responsible for the design. The façade will be composed in a pattern of textured and smooth metal and brick panels.
Demolition permits have not been filed for the existing art deco structure, though BFC Partners has suggested it will more than likely not survive. Construction is expected to start in January of 2019, and completion by the first quarter of 2021.