Racebrook Capital has begun construction of the nearly 200,000 square-foot animal transportation facility, dubbed “The Ark”, at John F. Kennedy International Airport, in Queens, per the Commercial Observer. Abandoned Building 78 is being converted into the facility, and Gensler, along with other partners, is designing. The $48 million project is expected to open in late 2016.
Property owner Ben Kaftari has filed applications for a nine-story, 50-unit mixed-use building at 172-02 Hillside Avenue, in Downtown Jamaica. The building will measure 57,750 square feet, with roughly 6,410 square feet counting towards community space, and another 4,400 square feet for commercial-retail. Frank Denner is designing, and an existing single-story auto-shop structure must first be removed.
Property owner Lakhi Zoria, head of Zoria Construction, has filed applications for a six-story, 12-unit residential building for the vacant lot at 170-19 89th Avenue, in Downtown Jamaica. Anand Solanki is designing the project, and the site’s former two-story building was demolished in 2012.
Shanti Ammar, president of Anata Inc., has filed applications for four two-story, two-unit residential buildings spanning vacant lots at 144-16 to 144-24 106th Avenue, south of Downtown Jamaica. The eight total residential units will be split across 10,230 square feet, and Jung Y. Shin is the architect of record.
In March, YIMBY revealed the first designs for the redevelopment of Mary Immaculate Hospital in downtown Jamaica, and now we’ve got some better renderings of the huge residential project at 150-13 89th Avenue.