Applications for a 15-story, 68-key hotel have been filed at 149-21 Archer Avenue (a.k.a. 92-18 150th Street) in Downtown Jamaica. The structure will encompass 39,084 square feet. Hotel rooms, averaging roughly 250 square feet apiece, will be located on the second through 15th stories, while a lobby will take up the ground floor. Guest amenities include a 1,500-square-foot restaurant in the cellar level and a rooftop bar with a terrace. TCX Development released a rendering of the project earlier this year. Since the time of the release, the number of hotel rooms has shrunk by four. Forest Hills-based ARC Architecture + Design Studio is behind the architecture. The 4,018-square-foot corner lot was previously occupied by a single-story commercial building, which was demolished earlier this year. The site is located two blocks from the Jamaica Center-Parsons/Archer Station on the E, J, and Z trains.
Pennsylvania-based S&A Home Builder has filed applications for a four-story, 76,354-square-foot self-storage facility at 150-30 Liberty Avenue, in Jamaica. It will boast 55,526 square feet of commercial space for storage, three loading docks, and accessory office space. Frank L. Truglio’s Oyster Bay, N.Y.-based NF Architectural Designs is the architect of record. The development assemblage measures 31,132 square feet and consists of a strip of one- and two-story auto repair shops and some vacant lots. Demolition permits have not yet been filed. The site is located five blocks south of the Jamaica Center-Parsons/Architect Station on the E, J, and Z trains.
Although we’d love to see more residential development in downtown Jamaica, much of the new construction in the eastern Queens neighborhood is tied to hotels and tourism. The latest new hotel is coming to 97-26 147th Place, on a lot a few blocks south of the Jamaica LIRR station.
Property owner Balwinder Singh has filed applications for a four-story, six-unit mixed-use building at 144-32 Liberty Avenue, in western Jamaica, located eight blocks south of the Jamaica station on the Long Island Rail Road. The structure will measure 6,289 square feet and will include 1,617 square feet of retail space on the ground floor. The residential units should average 779 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. Nasir J. Khanzada’s Queens-based company is the applicant of record. The 25-foot-wide, 2,154-square-foot lot, at the corner of Inwood Street, has long been vacant. Its last occupant was a single-story structure, which was internally demolished in 1991.
Jamaica’s development boom is moving south of the Long Island Rail Road yards and into the relatively forgotten area near the Van Wyck Expressway. Yesterday, YIMBY noticed plans for an unusual hotel-residential project at 143-18 Liberty Avenue, along an industrial and highway-like stretch of eastern Queens.