400-Unit, 22-Story Tower Set to Rise in Downtown Jamaica


    Today at 11 am the Greater Jamaica Development Corporation, Congressman Gregory Meeks and other local pols will hold a press conference to announce a $225,000,000 residential and commercial development planned next to the Air Train Station in downtown Jamaica. The location in question is the corner of Sutphin Boulevard and Archer Avenue. Times Ledger shares more info on this mega development, which will be developed by BRP Development Corp. and is the largest private investment in Downtown Jamaica in decades. The 22-story tower will hold 400 apartments and 80,000 square feet of retail space. It’s expected to have similar amenities to nearby rental development Moda, which has a fitness center, outdoor deck, resident lounge and laundry room.

    According to the Ledger, “The project, which Greater Jamaica calls Site 6, is in an area of the downtown characterized at the street level by a traffic-choked intersection and a hodgepodge of low-rent retail properties that promises to be unrecognizable in a few years.” That’s true: a massive retail center’s already planned for the eastern side of the downtown area, as well as a 26-story hotel on the south side of the LIRR station. Stay tuned for more details and photos from today’s press conference…

    Downtown Jamaica Rises [Times Ledger]

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