Construction is now complete on Q-East, an eight-story mixed-use building at 178-02 Hillside Avenue in Jamaica, Queens. Designed by ADG Architecture and developed by Piermont Properties with Racanelli Construction Company as general contractor, the 120,000-square-foot building contains 131 rent-stabilized rental apartments and associated amenity spaces, a 30,000-square-foot parking garage on the second floor, retail space including a CVS Pharmacy on the ground floor, and medical office space.
The building features a contemporary design with a façade comprised of red and dark gray brick, light gray metal paneling on the upper floors, and black metal framing around many of the window openings.
Residential units are located on floors three through eight and include a mix of studios and one- and two-bedroom apartments. Residential amenities include valet parking, bicycle storage, laundry facilities, a fitness center, a residents’ lounge, a courtyard, and storage units. Some units also include a private terrace or balcony.
Considering the building’s close proximity to the 179th Street subway station, Racanelli had to rely on special construction methods, meticulous site inspections, and atypical scheduling to protect the sub-grade infrastructure.
Today, the centrally located property represents the city’s ongoing efforts to spur the development of quality housing and transit-orient construction in Jamaica, Queens.