Full renderings have been revealed of the six-story, 505-key TWA Hotel, a redevelopment of the vacant TWA Flight Center at John F. Kennedy International Airport, in Queens. A groundbreaking ceremony was also recently held for the project, Curbed NY reported. Beyer Blinder Belle is behind the design, which incorporates much of the existing airport terminal, designated an individual and interior landmark. MCR Development and JetBlue Airways Corporation, the developers, are leasing the terminal from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Since the terminal is owned by the Port Authority, approval from the Landmarks Preservation Commission is not required, although the project had to pass the city’s Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP). Completion is expected in 2018.
Great Neck, N.Y.-based TCX Development has filed applications for a 10-story, 18-unit mixed-use building at 148-12 Archer Avenue, in downtown Jamaica. The project will measure 16,600 square feet and will rise 102 feet to its roof. There will be 1,492 square feet of ground-floor retail space, followed by residential units across the second through 10th floors. The apartments should average 667 square feet apiece, indicative of rentals. Juan C. DeFonseca’s Great Neck-based architecture firm is the architect of record. The 20-foot-wide, 2,000-square-foot lot is occupied by a single-story warehouse. Demolition permits were filed in August.
Four detached wood-frame houses near downtown Jamaica may bite the dust for a sizable residential building. Plans were filed last week to erect eight stories of apartments on the site where the houses currently stand, at 89-07 148th Street. The 74-foot-tall development would rise between 89th and 90th Avenues, a block west of Rufus King Park and across the street from the monolithic Queens Civil Court building. The building would have 97 apartments squeezed into 64,509 square feet of residential space, for average units measuring a rental-sized 665 square feet.
An anonymous Floral Park, N.Y.-based LLC has filed applications for a six-story, 10-unit mixed-use building at 147-07 88th Avenue, in downtown Jamaica. The project will measure 13,578 square feet. It will feature a 484-square-foot retail space on the ground floor, followed by residential units on the second through sixth floors. The apartments should average 1,309 square feet apiece, which suggests condominiums are likely in the works. Manish S. Savani’s Jamaica-based architecture firm is the architect of record. A two-story building must first be demolished. Permits were filed to do so in August.
Brooklyn-based Regal Realty has filed applications for nine semi-detached two-story, two-family houses at 171-05 109th Avenue, located on the corner of 171st Street, just south of downtown Jamaica. The buildings will measure 2,530 square feet each, and across the entire development, the residential units should average 800 square feet apiece. There will be a total of 16 off-street parking spaces. Jeff Akerman’s Brooklyn-based architecture firm is the architect of record. The 21,148-square-foot plot is mostly vacant with the exception of a two-story house at 108-49 171st Street. Demolition permits have not been filed.