The TWA Flight Center at John F. Kennedy International Airport has been out of commission for 14 years, but if all goes according to plan, it will welcome a new slew of visitors starting in just a few years. MCR Development is planning to redevelop the landmarked 1962 Eero Saarinen building into the TWA Flight Center Hotel. It got approval from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey in September, but yesterday announced that it is commencing the city’s Uniform Land Use Review Procedure, or ULURP.
It was back in June that YIMBY brought you news of a new apartment building planned for downtown Jamaica. Now, we can show you what the eight-story structure at 178-02 Hillside Avenue will look like and we can also tell you its unit count has increased.
Property owner Anthony Gallo has filed applications for four three-story, multi-family residential buildings at 139-12 – 139-22 Atlantic (95th) Avenue, in Jamaica, six blocks from Jamaica Station. Each will measure 2,960 square feet and have four residential units, which means units will average a rental-sized 740 square feet apiece. Joseph Sultana’s Bayside-based JLS Designs is the applicant of record, and the plot of land is currently vacant.
Jamaica Estates has been largely untouched by the wave of development sweeping through the rest of Jamaica, but new buildings are rising on a small swath at the neighborhood’s southern edge. A tipster sent along these photos of a development rising at 177-16 Wexford Terrace, situated just north of Hillside Avenue between Edgerton Boulevard and Dalny Road. New building permits were approved a year ago, but construction has only reached the seventh story so far.
A sprawling nine-story hotel may replace a collection of vacant lots and industrial buildings in Jamaica, a few blocks south of the LIRR and AirTrain station.