Chelsea isn’t the only neighborhood seeing fresh permits for hotels this morning, and new building applications have also been filed for a 114-room project at 97-11 Sutphin Boulevard, in Jamaica, Queens. Cheng Yang-Lee of Atelier CS is the architect of record, and the nine-story structure will have 36,375 square feet of commercial space, for rooms averaging almost 320 square feet apiece. Charanjit Singh of AIH Group, LLC is listed as the developer, and demolition permits for an existing one-story structure were filed back in March.
An already-dense block in Jamaica, Queens, is about to see a welcome spot of infill on a vacant lot at 153-10 89th Avenue. Building applications call for a seven-story structure that will have 17,113 square feet of total space, including 11,815 square feet of residential space, to be divided amongst 17 apartments. There will also be a nine-car parking garage on the first floor. Angelo S. Ng of Angelo + Anthony Ng Architects Studio P.C. is the architect of record, and Jay Sobhraj of Zara Realty Holding Corp is listed as the site’s developer.
New York’s accessory skylines outside of Midtown and Downtown have been booming with new development in recent years, with Jersey City, Downtown Brooklyn, and Long Island City taking the respective crowns for their respective counties. But beyond those nodes, high-rises have also begun to multiply beyond the proximate periphery. Jamaica, in Queens, has seen a sprinkling of 20 to 30 story buildings enter the pipeline in the past few years, and now another major project is set to rise in the burgeoning neighborhood, at 92-23 168th Street.
The A-train’s trek through Queens takes it along Liberty Avenue, right through Jamaica. Right down the block from the 111 St-Greenwood Avenue Station, new building applications have been filed for four separate mixed-use structures, which will rise in place of four existing two-story buildings.
Most of the big news about landmarked sites comes from Brooklyn and Manhattan. There isn’t much in Queens that makes headlines; for example, only two of the 26 sites designated from the Landmarks Preservation Commission’s 95-item backlog were in Queens County. Today, however, we have news about a landmarked park in Jamaica.